Rick Santorum Appears on CNN Election Coverage, Twitter Goes Nuts

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Rick Santorum used to be a respected U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. Now, he’s the Republican pro-Trump voice on CNN.

Yet his CNN appearance on election day Tuesday triggered Twitter enough to make “Rick Santorum” trend.

It was ugly.

A sampling of folks on Twitter called Santorum “an idiot” and “too difficult to watch.” One person called him” odious.” Another said he was the reason to flip the channel. Or, there was the person waiting for Santorum to be “smacked” with “facts.”

There were other words we can’t use in polite company.

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Back in his political prime, Santorum enjoyed a successful career. The father of eight was a Congressman. He served two terms in the U.S. Senate. Bob Casey beat Santorum in 2006 in a landslide.

With his blue-collar, social-conservative narrative, Santorum was a feisty alternative to Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination in 2012. Conversely, Santorum won 11 primaries and was runner-up to Romney.

Santorum’s presidential campaign in 2016 fizzled. He quit the race after failing to do well in Iowa. He won the caucus in 2012.

Since, Santorum has worked as a lawyer in private practice. He’s also a consultant. Besides that, he has his gig at CNN.

However, Santorum isn’t the only CNN political analyst to draw Twitter’s ire.

He often appears with Van Jones, a Democrat. But Jones, once a beloved figure in the liberal media sphere, has fallen out of favor. Apparently, that’s because he worked with Jared Kushner on some projects for Donald Trump.

Firstly, Jones was a special advisor to Barack Obama in 2009. He’s also an Emmy winner and best-selling author. Further, he is the CEO of the REFORM Alliance. It’s an initiative founded by rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill and Robert Craft, owner of the New England Patriots.

Still, Twitter loves to hate Jones, especially when he’s on the set with Santorum.

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