CNN Fires Rick Santorum for Remarks about Native Americans – The Red Alert News

CNN Fires Rick Santorum for Remarks about Native Americans

With the firing of former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum by CNN for remarks he made about Native Americans, many conservatives believe “cancel culture” has taken another scalp.

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CNN has dropped Rick Santorum as a senior political commentator amid controversy over recent disparaging remarks the former senator made about Native Americans,” according to Axios.

Speaking at a Young America’s Foundation event last month, Santorum said, ‘We birthed a nation from nothing — 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.‘ [emphasis added]

‘[I] can confirm that we parted ways,’ Alison Rudnick, vice president of HLN Communications and CNN Diversity & Inclusion, told Axios by email…

“CNN’s split with Santorum follows pressure from Indigenous-led groups and others, who called on the network to fire the former senator.

“‘Rick Santorum is an unhinged and embarrassing racist who disgraces CNN and any other media company that provides him a platform,’ said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, in a statement last month.

‘Televising someone with his views on Native American genocide is fundamentally no different than putting an outright Nazi on television to justify the Holocaust,’ Sharp added. ‘Any mainstream media organization should fire him or face a boycott from more than 500 tribal nations and our allies from across the country and worldwide.‘” [emphasis added]

For more of this report, please go to Axios.

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