Rick Santorum refuses to question fan's conspiracy rant about Obama trying to 'nuke' Charleston
Rick Santorum speaks to Fox News on March 9, 2014.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) did not question a South Carolina woman's conspiracy theory-laden complaints about President Barack Obama during an event over the weekend, Jezebel reported.


"Obama tried to blow up a nuke in Charleston a few months ago and the three Admirals and Generals," said the woman, who identified herself as "political activist" Virginia Eleasor. "He has totally destroyed our military. He has fired all the Generals and all the Admirals who said they wouldn't fire on the American people if they ask 'em to do so if he wanted to take the guns away from 'em. This man is a Communist dictator."

According to Right Wing Watch, Eleasor's accusation is based on the belief that the president tried to detonate a nuclear bomb in Charleston before being stopped by military and divine intervention.

But instead of challenging her theory -- or her statement that Obama was a "Communist dictator" -- Santorum focused on her complaint that the new Republican congressional majority had failed to stop both the Affordable Care Act and his executive order regarding immigration.

"I'm not a sitting member of the Senate, so I can't take blame for any of that stuff," he said. "I will tell you this: you've hit on one point that I absolutely agree -- this is a complete lack of leadership."

Watch footage from the encounter, as posted by Right Wing Watch, below.

[h/t Gawker]