CNN severs ties with Santorum following comments about American Indians

CNN severs ties with Santorum following comments about American Indians
Rick Santorum (Image: YouTube screen grab via CNN)

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CNN severed its contract with senior political commentator Rick Santorum this week after comments he made about Native Americans and the influence of the Indigenous people’s culture on the U.S.

The comments from the former Republican senator sparked outrage last month when he spoke about the history of the United States.

“We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here,” Santorum said at a Young America’s Foundation event. “I mean, yes, we have Native Americans, but, candidly, there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture.”

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A CNN senior executive first told HuffPost on Saturday that Santorum’s contract with CNN was quietly ended after the comments. The CNN executive spoke on the condition of anonymity, according to the news outlet.

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