Rick Santorum Joins Newsmax as Senior Political Analyst 5 Months After CNN Ouster

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Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum joined Newsmax as a senior political analyst on Tuesday, five months after being ousted from CNN. He will make his debut during the conservative network’s election coverage Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET.

“I am excited to join the growing team at Newsmax,” Santorum said in a statement. “In just a short time, Newsmax has exponentially grown its viewership, establishing itself as a leading, unfiltered news source for hard working Americans who are looking for reporting and commentary that speaks to their traditional American values.”

He added, “I am looking forward to bringing my common-sense, blue-collar conservative voice to Newsmax and their viewers as we turn toward the critical 2022 midterm elections and beyond.”

“Rick Santorum is one of the most articulate and candid political analysts in media today, and we are honored to have him leading Newsmax’s team of commentators Tuesday and beyond,” said company CEO Chris Ruddy.

His May ouster from CNN came weeks after outcry over comments the Pennsylvania Republican made about Native Americans in an April speech.

The previous month, Santorum gave a speech for Young America’s Foundation, a conservative youth group, in which he claimed there “isn’t much Native American culture in American culture” and said colonizers “birthed a nation from nothing.” A video clip of his speech went viral on social media, leading to public backlash.

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