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Rick Santorum Blamed Liberalism For The Church Sex Scandal

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was known for being a culture warrior during his time in the Senate. But in a 2002 op-ed the former Pennsylvania took his habit of blaming the ’60s for social woes to an extreme, assigning blame for the Catholic Church’s sex scandal to “academic, political, and cultural liberalism.” Santorum doubled down on his remarks in this July 2005 appearance on ABC’s This Week.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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