CNN urged to fire Rick Santorum after racist comments on Native Americans

CNN urged to fire Rick Santorum after racist comments on Native Americans

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Outrage among Native Americans after ex-senator tells rightwing students’ conference that colonists ‘birthed nation from nothing’

The former US senator and CNN political commentator Rick Santorum has sparked outrage among Native Americans, and prompted calls for his dismissal, by telling a rightwing students’ conference that European colonists who came to America “birthed a nation from nothing”.

“There was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans but candidly there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture,” Santorum told the ultra-conservative Young America’s Foundation’s summit, entitled standing up for faith and freedom, and shared by the group to YouTube.

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