By Justin Sink - 03/06/12 08:54 PM EST
At one point, Gingrich seemingly acknowledged that his attempt at sleep was being disrupted by the comments of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
"Listening to Panetta is not a relaxing experience,” Gingrich said.
The former Speaker was awake before being introduced for his planned remarks, but seemed confused about what was expected during his appearance.
“I understand you have a panel. I look forward to any questions," Gingrich said.
A moment of silence followed before the AIPAC speaker informed Gingrich there was no panel.
“Mr. Speaker, there is not a panel,” he said. “Please do continue, sir.”
Gingrich then launched into a foreign policy discussion on the threat of Islamic terrorism.