Rick Santorum Refuses To Correct Woman Who Called President Obama A Muslim At Campaign Event (VIDEO)

For years, Republicans have pushed the idea that President Obama is a secret Muslim, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when a woman called the Commander in Chief an “avowed Muslim,” Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum didn’t challenge her crackpot claim.

During a campaign event in Florida on Monday, Santorum fielded a question from a woman in the audience who had a lot to say about the President.

“He is an avowed Muslim and my question is, why isn’t something being done to get him out of our government?” Santorum refused to correct the woman, instead simply replying, “Believe me … I’m doing everything I can to get him out of the government.”


Here’s the video:

After the event, Santorum explained to journalists that it isn’t his responsibility to correct voters even though Republicans do it all the time if someone challenges their policy beliefs. Mitt Romney recently took a moment to chew out some Occupy protesters who questioned his 1% status and multiple Republicans have lectured voters who question trickle down economics and the positive effects of Obamacare.

“It’s not my responsibility as a candidate to correct everybody who makes a statement that I disagree with,” Santorum declared. “There are lots of people who get up and say stuff in a town hall meeting and say things that I don’t agree with, but I don’t think it’s my obligation, nor should it be your feeling that it’s my obligation to correct somebody who says something that I don’t agree with.”

For a guy who preaches ethics, Rick Santorum sure doesn’t practice them. When a voter is being hateful and making an accusation about the President that has been debunked, politicians have a responsibility to correct the voter no matter what. President Obama married a Christian woman, baptized his kids in the Christian tradition, and attends a Christian church. Even John McCain acknowledged in 2008 that President Obama wasn’t a Muslim. If Rick Santorum can’t find the courage to correct his own supporters when they are clearly in the wrong, he has no business running for President. And he should certainly stop preaching ethics. Let’s hope this incident gets brought up during the GOP Debate on Monday night because Santorum has plenty of explaining to do.