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Tags: rick santorum | misspoke | cpr remark | students | gun violence

Rick Santorum Clarifies CPR Remark: 'I Did Misspeak'

Rick Santorum Clarifies CPR Remark: 'I Did Misspeak'
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By    |   Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:59 AM EDT

Former Sen. Rick Santorum clarified on Wednesday a statement he made in which he suggested that students do something such as learn CPR, instead of marching against gun violence.

"The fact of the matter is I did misspeak in using the term 'CPR.' … I think Sanjay Gupta's job here at CNN is probably safe as being the medical commentator on things," Santorum said on CNN's "New Day."

"What we've seen from all of these mass shootings is that the things that have come out, the positive things that have come out of these mass shootings, are organizations and people who have actually focused on what we can do in our individual schools and communities to actually prevent these types of things," Santorum said.

He noted organizations Rachel's Challenge and Sandy Hook Promise "and other organizations that have said, what can we do in our community to promote mentoring, to stop bullying, to be more aware of the problems, and what I see happen here (with March for Our Lives) is avoiding the issues that are really, actually unifying. That's really the most disturbing thing," Santorum said.

On Sunday, Santorum critiqued the student-led March for Our Lives demonstrations. "How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that?" Santorum said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum clarified on Wednesday a statement he made in which he suggested that students do something such as learn CPR, instead of marching against gun violence.
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