Rick Santorum Is Joining Newsmax

(PresidentialInsider.com)- Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum has joined Newsmax Media as its senior political analyst. He first appeared in his new position during its special election coverage Tuesday night.

Santorum was previously a contributor with CNN. But in May, the cable news network fired him over what was called his “racist” comments about Native Americans. In April, Santorum had given a speech at the “Standing Up for Faith and Freedom Summit” hosted by Young America’s Foundation in which he said there wasn’t much Native American culture in American culture.

The outrage mob descended and demanded CNN fire Santorum over the comment, claiming it was racist against Native Americans.

At first, CNN attempted to extract an on-air apology from Santorum for pointing out the blazingly obvious that there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture. But Santorum refused. In the end, they “quietly” removed him from the network.

Previously, Santorum served two terms as a Senator from Pennsylvania. From 2001 to 2007, Santorum was chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, the third-ranking member of the GOP’s Senate leadership. Before that, he served four years in the House representing suburban Pittsburgh.

Santorum ran for President in 2012, winning eleven states including Iowa.

In announcing Santorum joining the network, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy called him “one of the most articulate and candid political analysts in media today.”

For his part, Santorum said he is excited to join the team at Newsmax. He praised the network for its exponential growth in viewership, saying it has established itself as “a leading, unfiltered news source” for those hard-working Americans who are looking for reporting and commentary “that speaks to their traditional American values.” Santorum said he looks forward to bringing his “common-sense, blue-collar conservative voice” to the network.

Santorum is a graduate of Penn State University and holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He also has a law degree from Dickson Law School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He has written a number of best-selling books including “Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works,” which has been touted as helping to shape modern Republican politics.