Rick Santorum Squirms and Says He ‘Misspoke’ as Chris Cuomo Grills Him on Comments About Native Americans

On Monday CNN’s Chris Cuomo grilled CNN analyst Rick Santorum for remarks he made last week about Native American culture and its impact on the United States.

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

Before a segment featuring Santorum and fellow former Republican lawmaker Charlie Dent, Cuomo said, “I have wood to chop with Santorum, and this is the piece of sound that I need to talk to you about.” Cuomo then played the offending part of Santorum’s speech.

CNN’s Rick Santorum: “We birthed a nation from nothing.
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