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After Making Racist Statement about Native Americans, Rick Santorum Fired by CNN

 

Rick Santorum

ATLANTA - CNN has fired Rick Santorum, its conservative senior political correspondent, almost a month after the former Pennsylvania U.S. senator and twice-failed presidential candidate made disparaging comments about Native Americans during an event on April 23 at a Young America's Foundation event.

At the event, Santorum said the country was set up based on Judeo-Christian principles, and that White settlers "birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here," he said, adding, "I mean, yes, we have Native Americans, but candidly, there isn't much Native American culture in American culture." A video emerged days later that was shared thousands of time on social media platforms.

His comments drew the ire of Native Americans across Indian Country. Many Native Americans called for his immediate firing; including in an op-ed on Native News Online.

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