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‘That’s a big number’: CNN’s Santorum stunned by volume of voters admitting they’re showing up to vote against Trump. The Republican Party was blasted by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman on CNN.

‘That’s a big number’: CNN’s Santorum stunned by volume of voters admitting they’re showing up to vote against Trump

"Few people are more respected for how they think and how they communicate than our next guest," anchor Chris Cuomo said. "He says this could be the last week of America as we know it. " New York Times columnist and author of "Thank You for Being Late," Tom Friedman is here. I paid a lot of money for this hair. You want to scare it off my head. "Well, Chris, it is a real possibility that we will not be able to have a legitimate transfer of power," Friedman said. The Republican Party was blasted by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman on CNN. "Few people are more respected for how they think and how they communicate than our next guest," anchor Chris Cuomo said.

New York Times columnist and author of "Thank You for Being Late," Tom Friedman is here. "Well, Chris, it is a real possibility that we will not be able to have a legitimate transfer of power," Friedman said. Rick Santorum gives away the GOP’s game on impeachment: ‘Even if he did it, Republicans don’t care!’ Trump-supporting CNN contributor Rick Santorum on Tuesday admitted that President Donald Trump likely told former national security adviser John Bolton that he was extorting the Ukrainian government to push it to investigate his political opponents — but then insisted that the president didn’t really mean it.

Rick Santorum gives away the GOP’s game on impeachment: ‘Even if he did it, Republicans don’t care!’

While discussing the latest reported revelations from Bolton’s upcoming book, Santorum said he’s inclined to believe that Bolton is telling the truth. “I tend to believe that the president probably said this to John Bolton,” he conceded. “And it goes back to the things we talk about all the time — the president says lots of different things on both sides of the issues. I hear it all the time here — well, the president is so chaotic, he says things he doesn’t mean!

Rick Santorum: Trump's Paranoid Conspiracy Theories Are 'A Lot More Important' Than Impeachment. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum asserted on Sunday that President Donald Trump's conspiracy theory about FISA abuses in the Obama administration will have a larger impact on the election than impeachment.

Rick Santorum: Trump's Paranoid Conspiracy Theories Are 'A Lot More Important' Than Impeachment

"I think in the end, it's a loser for the Democrats," Santorum insisted on CNN's State of the Union program. "The way that Nancy Pelosi has handled this has been -- showed that it's overtly political. " "The point that was just made by [Mia Love] is accurate," he continued, "which is, this is all about hurting Donald Trump before the election. Ex-WH Ethics Lawyer Slams McConnell, Says Senator Thinks He's 'A Judge Impaneling An All-White Jury for a Klansman Trial' During a panel discussion on CNN, Richard Painter, the former chief White House ethics lawyer who worked under George W.

Ex-WH Ethics Lawyer Slams McConnell, Says Senator Thinks He's 'A Judge Impaneling An All-White Jury for a Klansman Trial'

Bush, got into a bit of a verbal dust-up with former senator Rick Santorum while the two were discussing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. "This trial is going to have to take place in the Senate as a fair trial. It is presided over by the chief justice of the United States. This is a trial, it's not a political game. The oath of loyalty is to the United States of America, not to Donald Trump.

‘You have to focus’: Rick Santorum sputters in defeat as entire CNN panel beats him down for lying about impeachment. CNN conservative contributor Rick Santorum, a former Republican senator, took on an entire panel of CNN experts on Wednesday about the legitimacy of impeaching President Donald Trump.

‘You have to focus’: Rick Santorum sputters in defeat as entire CNN panel beats him down for lying about impeachment

As members of the U.S. House of Representatives were debating articles of impeachment, Santorum told legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin that Trump has done nothing to interfere in 2020 election because his deal with Ukraine fell through. One panelist admitted that “we don’t know” if Trump is currently taking actions to illegally interfere in the 2020 election. “Oh, we don’t know,” Santorum said sarcastically.

“We’ve been through ‘we don’t know’ for two and a half year! “He just asked China to interfere,” CNN host Anderson Cooper pointed out. “The president believes,” Santorum stuttered, “you may not believe it — but the president believes there is — there is corruption going on at the very highest levels with certain members of the Democratic Party and in the prior administration. “Wait,” Cooper interrupted. ‘A face made for slapping’: Rick Santorum torched after ‘spontaneously combusting’ in unhinged CNN segment.

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‘A face made for slapping’: Rick Santorum torched after ‘spontaneously combusting’ in unhinged CNN segment

Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) argued that President Donald Trump himself is the "smoking gun" as the House of Representatives debated impeachment on Wednesday. Jayapal said, "this is a day of accountability and defending our democracy. " "The facts in front of us are clear. Rick Santorum falls apart during CNN defense of Trump as fellow Republican Charlie Dent smirks. ‘Insane!’ CNN Legal Analysts Dismantle Santorum’s Bonkers New Trump Defense. Rick Santorum starts shouting about Joe Biden after being unable to defend Trump’s Ukraine scheme. After Tuesday’s impeachment testimony, former Sen.

Rick Santorum starts shouting about Joe Biden after being unable to defend Trump’s Ukraine scheme

Rick Santorum (R-PA) tried to defend President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme to a CNN panel — and was reduced to shouting about former Vice President Joe Biden as his co-panelists tore down his arguments. “Every one of the people there had the same thing, which is to change the Obama policy, which was leaving Ukrainians without any way to defend themselves … we have [Trump] in there and fighting for Ukraine and now the Democrats are saying, well, this is wonderful, BUT…” 'That's Not True': Entire CNN Panel Unleashes On Rick Santorum Over Lies About Ukraine. Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum was called out on Sunday after he seemed to be uneducated about President Donald Trump's attempt to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden and his son.

'That's Not True': Entire CNN Panel Unleashes On Rick Santorum Over Lies About Ukraine

During a panel discussion on CNN, Republican contributor Mia Love said that Trump's communication with Ukraine was not "appropriate" if he was looking for campaign help. "There is no equivalence between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden and what this president has allegedly done," Democratic consultant Karen Finney noted. "The things that were investigated against the Bidens [were] shelved, totally debunked. " "We know that the president of the United States of America got on the phone and asked a foreign leader to investigate a private American citizen for his own political gain," Finney added.

"I'm going to take issue with what Karen said," Santorum replied. "A private citizen," Finney interrupted. ‘I don’t know what you’re getting frustrated by’: CNN’s Cuomo challenges Rick Santorum over background checks. Rick Santorum Says 'Soft Targets' At Walmart Could Have Stopped Mass Shooting If They Had More Guns. Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that Walmart shoppers in El Paso could have avoided being shot if they had been carrying guns.

Rick Santorum Says 'Soft Targets' At Walmart Could Have Stopped Mass Shooting If They Had More Guns

During a CNN segment on the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Santorum argued that polls showing support for gun control were wrong. "Public is for it until you have a discussion about what the consequences are," he insisted. "It happens because there is actually a debate about it. " "And what you see from the shootings that take place, several of them this year, which is law-abiding people -- not police -- but other law-abiding people come and stop these things," Santorum added.

Rick Santorum flips on Trump's racist tweets after CNN host schools him. During an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” — along with fellow Republican Charlie Dent — ex-Sen.

Rick Santorum flips on Trump's racist tweets after CNN host schools him

Rick Santorum, R-Penn., received a lecture from host John Berman on why Donald Trump’s tweets and attacks on four Democratic lawmakers were racist. While Dent revealed that down-ticket Republicans running for re-election in 2020 are “terrified” that Trump’s descent into overt racism as a campaign strategy may kill their chances of holding their seats, Santorum said he was disgusted with the whole spectacle while saying he didn’t see the attacks as racist. Asked about the president’s attacks, Santorum tried to brush them away and blame the recipients of Trump’s ire. Jennifer Granholm Demolishes Santorum's Kushner Defense. CNN's State Of The Union Panel Bursts Out In Laughter At Rick Santorum's Stupidity. Here's the deal with gaslighting: you have to be strong enough to insist something absolutely and you cannot be surrounded by people with a strong sense of reality and a lukewarm sense of respect for you for it to succeed.

Rick "Please don't Google my name" Santorum is not savvy enough to sense that the circumstances are not ideal for this pointless little bit of gaslighting. In a larger discussion of Donald Trump's mindless admission that he would absolutely break the law and accept intelligence from foreign entities against a rival and not notify law enforcement, Santorum pooh-poohed the idea that the Russians would openly approach the Trump campaign and offer up damaging materials. “No foreign government could come to your campaign and say ‘I’m the Russian government –‘” EXCEPT THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID, FROTHY.

Which is why the entire panel burst into laughter as Jake Tapper pointed out that it's been well-documented that's the way it happened. Rick Santorum Calls Impeachment 'A Bonus For Donald Trump' Bakari Sellers Hammers Santorum On Obstruction: 'The President Is Not Above The Law' Rick Santorum bumbles through defense of Trump campaign. Rick Santorum: Amazon Pulling Out Of New York ‘is What Socialism Looks Like’ ‘The worst delivered speech I’ve heard’: Rick Santorum burns down Trump’s State of the Union. Santorum contradicts self on shutdown in less than 1 second: 'I don’t think it’s a concession... It’s a concession' 'They don't believe him anymore': CNN's Rick Santorum inadvertently busts Trump. Rick Santorum squirms after CNN's Camerota busts him for trying to weasel out of calling Trump's wall a 'wall'

Rick Santorum slips: Trump lacks 'empathy' over shutdown and is not 'concerned' about people's paychecks. WATCH: Three Women Experts School Rick Santorum Into Silence As He Tries To Spin Trump's Border Wall. Santorum: Tapes Of Trump Conspiring To Pay Off Ex-Playboy Model Are Not 'Particularly Problematic' Rick Santorum: Honeypot Russian Spy Was Just Some Girl, You Know. Rick Santorum gets destroyed after his failed attempt to clean up callous remarks on immigrant kids. CNN panel goes ballistic as Rick Santorum dismisses 1,500 missing immigrant kids with 'we lose people all the time' CNN's Chris Cuomo audibly groans when Rick Santorum says he 'doesn't know' if Trump has ever lied.

CNN guest laughs in Rick Santorum’s face for defending embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt. Rick Santorum Wants Protesters To Learn CPR Instead Of Pushing To 'Pass Phony Gun Laws' Rick Santorum goes down in flames after trying to debate former Obama official on CNN. Jennifer Granholm Demolishes Santorum's Kushner Defense. <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options!

</a> The elephant in the room this morning is the recent discovery of top White House Staffer and son-in-law, Jared Kushner's (alleged) efforts to establish back channel communications with known spy recruiter and Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Naturally, the once-surging Santorum carried water for the (alleged) abhorrent actions of First Lady-Daughter Ivanka's dear husband. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was dumbstruck by Santorum's defense of this clearly historic level of malevolent intent to cozy up to a hostile foreign adversary like Russia! DANA BASH: Kushner is now the focus. Rick Santorum: Courts Will Approve Trump's Muslim Ban Because His Saudi Speech Praised Islam. Rick Santorum: ‘Millions of Americans’ with preexisting conditions are scammers stealing health care.

‘This is fake news’: Rick Santorum melts down on CNN and blames Obama for anti-Semitism under Trump. CNN conservative contributor Rick Santorum on Tuesday suggested that President Barack Obama was to blame for rising number of anti-Semitic crimes under President Donald Trump. Although Ivanka Trump recently called for “religious tolerance” following attacks on Jewish centers and gravesites, President Trump has said little about the rise in anti-Semitism.

On Tuesday, Santorum deflected to the Obama administration when CNN host Chris Cuomo asked him why Trump had not called out the alleged hate crimes. ‘We’re not normalizing ignorant behavior’: CNN panel explodes after Santorum defends Trump attack on Lewis. A CNN panel taking up the on-going battle between President-elect Donald Trump and Rep. Rick Santorum Tells DREAMer Who Became Engineer to Go Somewhere Else. DREAMers are young people who were brought to America as children by their parents. Their parents came here illegally, so they did, too; they had no choice in the matter. They have lived in the U.S. almost their entire lives—in many cases, it's the only home they know. They've grown up here, gone to high school here, and graduated from college and found jobs here. But they're undocumented, and with the election of Donald Trump, their future hangs in the balance.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Elizabeth Vilchis is a DREAMer. So she joined a town hall on Van Jones' CNN special, The Messy Truth, to ask conservative ex-Congressman Rick Santorum what she should do. In short, minus the platitudes about opportunity, he said "Go somewhere else. " Vilchis and her peers are called DREAMers after the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill to offer them a pathway to permanent residency if they demonstrate a contribution to society. Santorum Took An Online Quiz And Aligned More With Rubio Than Himself. Rick Santorum confirms end of 2016 presidential campaign and endorses Marco Rubio. Bill Maher Calls Out Rick Santorum On Climate Change. You’ll never be able to un-see this Rick Santorum GIF. (Update: Evidently, this GIF is not from the undercard debate, but given Santorum’s performance tonight, we can all agree about its timelessness.)

Debate coaches study their pupils’ demeanor as much as they stage-manage their message, offering tips as to how to make points more forcefully and encouraging them to avoid certain physical tics that might undermine their message. For example, when I debated in high school, my coach noticed that when I wanted to be vehement, I would bring my right hand to my chest, palm down, and thrust it out in a manner that veered a little too close a Nazi salute. “You’re fundamentally wrong on civics”: Rachel Maddow schools Rick Santorum on the Constitution. Rick Santorum: Court ruling on marriage equality proves me right about ‘man on dog’ Two-time presidential candidate and former U.S. senator Rick Santorum is perhaps best-known for two things – an unfortunate Internet neologism that made his name synonymous with a byproduct of anal sex and his bizarre comments about “man on dog” relationships.

Santorum, who’s running again for the Republican presidential nomination, unsuccessfully lobbied Google to alter search results involving his name – but he thinks he was vindicated in his warning against bestiality, reported Right Wing Watch. He first made the comparison in 2003, shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state bans on sodomy, saying such laws against consensual sex were necessary to prevent non-consensual sex. “In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality,” Santorum said at the time. Rick Santorum: All undocumented immigrants ‘obviously are coming with a bad intent’ Rick Santorum: Redirect global warming effort to fighting gay marriage ‘for the survival of our country’ Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum argued over the weekend that President Barack Obama should redirect the energy that he has been putting into fighting climate change into promoting heterosexual marriages “for the survival of our county.”

Rick Santorum Tries To Explain Why He Can Weigh In On Climate Change But Pope Shouldn't. WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Candidate Profile: Rick Santorum - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Rick Santorum Wants Pope Francis To Stop Talking About Climate Change. Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he loves Pope Francis, but he wants the pontiff to stop talking about climate change. Santorum, a devout Catholic, told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano on Monday that the pope should "leave science to the scientists. " His comments come as the pope, who earned a master's degree in chemistry before turning to the priesthood, becomes increasingly vocal about climate change. Pope Francis is preparing a groundbreaking encyclical to be released in the coming weeks that's expected to make the case that taking action to fight climate change is a moral and religious imperative. Santorum described himself as a "huge fan" of the pope and said he appreciates the pontiff's commitment to family issues, but he wants the church to stay out of science.

His full comments from "The Dom Giordano Show" are included below. 10 Completely Vile Things Rick Santorum Has Said. Rick Santorum Will Fight The Supreme Court If It Legalizes Gay Marriage. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday that if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage later this year, he would dispute the decision, saying that the court "doesn't have the final word.

" Rick Santorum To Announce He's Running For President In 2016. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) will announce Wednesday that he is running for president in 2016, ABC and the Wall Street Journal report. Santorum will make the announcement in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he grew up. It's the second presidential campaign for Santorum, who also sought the GOP nomination in 2012. He won 11 primaries during that race. Santorum, who is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, will bring a staunchly conservative voice to the race at a time when some Republicans are asking the party to de-emphasize social issues to appeal to a wider electorate.

Santorum served in the House from 1991 to 1995 and in the Senate from 1995 until 2007. Earlier this year, Santorum and his wife released a book detailing his daughter's struggle with Trisomy 18, a rare genetic disorder that is fatal to many children who are born with it. Rick Santorum blames Christianity’s decline on lack of anti-abortion zealots running for president.

Rick Santorum: If Bruce Jenner 'Says He's A Woman, Then He's A Woman' Rick Santorum tells CNN: Climate Change is real — but ‘of course, do nothing’ 7 worst right-wing moments of the week — Fox News melts down over “Colbert” finale. Rick Santorum: Hispanics will be hurt the most by Obama’s immigration reform. Rick Santorum Claims Anti-Gay Business Owners Are Being Sent To 'Re-Education Camps' Rick Santorum: Uninsured people are deadbeats and ‘won’t make a payment’ for Obamacare. Rick Santorum Defends Mike Huckabee's Rant About The 'War On Women' Santorum: National Health Care Means Voter Genocide. Rick Santorum compares Obamacare to apartheid. Rick Santorum: Nelson Mandela Fought 'Great Injustice,' Just Like Republicans Are Battling Obamacare. Santorum: Denying Women Contraception Coverage Is a First Amendment Right for Corporations. Santorum: Term “middle class” is “Marxism talk”

Santorum: Liberals 'Make It Uncomfortable' to Shower at the YMCA. Rick Santorum: Gay Marriage Discourages Straight Marriage. Rick Santorum: It Would Be 'Suicidal' For GOP To Embrace Gay Marriage. Susie Sampson: Guess Who Santorum Blames For Gay Marriage. Rick Santorum: Boy Scouts Shouldn't Allow Gays. Rick Santorum: The U.N. Might Decide To Let My Child Die. Rick Santorum now a columnist at birther website World Net Daily. Santorum: Marriage fight trumps abortion. "Rick Santorum" — A BLR Soundbite.

Santorum Suggests 'Eating' Big Bird: 'You Can Kill Things and Still Like Them' Rick Santorum Endorses Todd Akin. Reporting From Outside Party Lines.