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Woman asks Santorum if he hates black people

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, January 8, 2012 10:51 EDT
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Rick Santorum on the campaign trail.
 
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Upset over Rick Santorum’s controversial comments on race earlier this week, an African-American woman sternly challenged the GOP presidential candidate Saturday afternoon.

According to Think Progress, the woman confronted Santorum after his townhall event in Hollis, New Hampshire, telling him that black people aren’t the largest majority receiving welfare payments.

“Mr. Santorum, why do you have a problem against black people? she asked. “We are the only ones who need aid?”

And just like earlier in the week, Santorum denied he said the statements that have caused him problems.

“I didn’t say that, I understand that,” he said.

The woman replied: “OK, then why’d you say that?

“OK, we gotta go. I didn’t say that,” Santorum said before leaving.

LISTEN: Audio from Think Progress, which was published on January 7, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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