Santorum: 'Romney Worst Republican to Face Obama'

Ad Feedback

Former Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum brought up the health care law on the campaign trail Saturday while campaigning in Wisconsin.

He also made it a point to single out GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and his support of Massachusetts similar health care law while he served as governor.

"Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," Santorum said during an evening rally near Racine.

Santorum spoke with CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody about Romney and the president's health care law.  Click play for some of his comments.  Also, stay with CBNNews.com for the entire interview Friday on The Brody File show.

However, when a New York Times reporter asked him to clarify his remarks, Santorum responded with a heated and profane outburst to the reporters present and accused them of "distorting" his speech.

"On the issue of health care. That's what I was talking about, and I was very clear about talking about that. Okay?" Santorum told reporters who asked him about the scathing criticism.

"Come on, guys, don't do this. I mean, you guys are incredible. I was talking about Obamacare, and he is the worst because he was the author of Romneycare," he continued.

Romney spokesman Ryan Williams, who attended the event, said Santorum was "panicking in the final stages of his campaign."

"Rick Santorum is becoming more desperate and angry and unhinged every day," Williams said. "He sees conservatives coalescing around Mitt Romney and he's rattled by the backlash caused by his suggestion that keeping Barack Obama would be better than electing a Republican."

Santorum won the Louisiana primary on Saturday but Romney still has a huge lead in the delegate count.

Romney has 573 delegates, while Santorum has 268.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.