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Santorum aide: Obama has ‘radical Islamic policies’

By Andrew Jones
Monday, February 20, 2012 14:50 EDT
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Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum press secretary Alice Stewart. Screenshot via MSNBC.
 
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Alice Stewart, the press secretary for GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, issued an apology Monday afternoon, claiming she misspoke when criticizing President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda by calling it “radical Islamic policies.”

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Stewart continued the Santorum campaign’s efforts to clarify his statements over the weekend that he wasn’t questioning Obama’s Christian faith.

“He wasn’t questioning the president’s character, he wasn’t questioning the president’s religion,” Stewart said. “As he said, as he has clarified the statement, he was talking about radical environmentalists. There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what he was referring to. He was referring to the president’s polices in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has, in specifically in terms of the energy exploration.”

Within an hour, Stewart told MSNBC that she had “misspoke” and meant to say “environmentalist policies” instead of “Islamic policies.”

WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which was broadcast on February 20, 2012.

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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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