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Rick Santorum Getting FIRED!! for SLANDERING Native American Culture

Today the world is filled with people whose quotes turn into slander. Rick Santorum learned his lesson the hard way. The former US senator and CNN political commentator Rick Santorum have sparked outrage among Native Americans. The outraged community demanded his dismissal from CNN.

What wrong did Santorum do?

Rick Santorum, was addressing a right-wing students’ conference. He claimed the European colonists who came to America “birthed a nation from nothing”. Further, he also said that Native American culture us not much of the American culture. As a result, his comments have drawn huge criticism.

Santorum’s comments effectively dismissed the millennia-long presence of Native Americans. His comments was not well received within the community that faced genocide in the Christian settlers’ quest to establish the USA.

The aftermath of the Comments

Rick Santorum is facing flak for his comments among the community of Native Americans. Many took to Social Media sites to loathe his comments on the Native American community. To further add insult to injury, Santorum a twice-elected senator, likened the colonization of Native lands to an act of religious freedom. According to him the settlers came here because they were not allowed to practice their particular faith in their own country.

His comments have jolted huge section of society. Meanwhile, a section is not even surprised by Santorum’s comments. They argue that Rick is just saying what most of America believes. They believe the only history that matters is the real “US history”. With many believing, he is not the only lone wolf spreading ill-baked theories.

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CNN facing Flak

Many voices of the Native American community pointed to the lack of their representation in CNN. They argued the unwanted presence of Santorum as their political commentator.

Rick Santorum’s relation with controversy is not new. He has previously made false claims about the minority community of the USA. CNN has been under pressure due to his long-standing extreme views. With this latest slander episode, it remains to be seen the action CNN takes on Rick.

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