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Santorum Agrees With Huckabee: "I Think It Is Clear That This Is Iran's Intent"

"I'm a little shocked that this getting the kind of pushback that it is."

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Republican presidential candidate and former senator Rick Santorum said Monday that he was shocked that opponent Mike Huckabee's comment that President Obama was marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" was getting pushback.

"Iran is very clear that they want to destroy the state of Israel, wipe out the Jews in Israel," Santorum said on NewsMax TV's Steve Malzberg Show.

"They have conferences in Tehran, and have for years, for Holocaust deniers. Not to equate what Iran is thinking and contemplating to a holocaust when they are deniers of the Holocaust, and when they are clear in their intent to destroy the state of Israel, I don't know why, and frankly, I'm a little shocked that this getting the kind of pushback that it is. I think it is clear that this is Iran's intent."

Huckabee told Breitbart.com over the weekend President Obama's Iran deal would lead to a second Holocaust.

"This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history," Huckabee said. "It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It's got to be stopped."

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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