Just days after Rick Santorum said he
regretted endorsing former Senator Arlen Specter's 1996 bid for the
presidential nomination, Specter has hit back, saying Santorum is
“too far out of the mainstream.”
Specter, a former Republican, endorsed
the fellow Pennsylvanian's 1994 Senate campaign. Specter switched to
the Democratic Party in 2009 and has since come
out in favor of gay marriage, reversing his previous opposition.
But last week, Santorum said he
regretted his decision.
“I certainly knew that Arlen Specter
was going nowhere and I certainly disagreed with a lot of things that
he said,” Santorum said Sunday on ABC's This Week. “It
was something I look back and wish I hadn't done.”
“That certainly wasn't one of my
prouder moments that I look back on,” he added.
During an appearance Tuesday on MSNBC's
Hardball, Specter swiped back at Santorum, saying, “When
rick takes position that women don't belong in the workplace. When
he takes positions that the gay issue is bestiality – a man on dog
– and the contraception ought not to be followed, he is so far out
of the mainstream that I think even the Republican Party won't take
it.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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