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Santorum Calls Romney A Liar For His Shifting Position On Health Care Reform

By Amanda Peterson Beadle  

"Santorum Calls Romney A Liar For His Shifting Position On Health Care Reform"

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Ever since he jumped into the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has tried to distance himself from his health care reform plan in Massachusetts that’s strikingly similar to the Affordable Care Act. He has gone from suggesting that Romneycare in Massachusetts could be a model for the entire nation to insisting that it was only an appropriate plan for one state. He even inadvertently defended President Obama’s health care reform plan while outlining how he’d fix health care during a GOP debate.

Republicans have attacked him for his flip-flopping on health care, and most recently fellow GOP candidate Rick Santorum has taken aim. In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan last night, Santorum said the former Massachusetts governor has misled voters about his position on health care reform:

SANTORUM: For someone to go out and deliberately misrepresent his record, what he did at a very critical time when people were making decisions on the issue of health care, for him to go out and to recommend that to President Obama and then tell the voters in debate after debate that he never did any such thing, not only is his policy bad, not only did he recommend the wrong policy for the country, then he didn’t tell the truth about what he did.

Watch his comments:

But when Morgan pressed Santorum several times about if he thought Romney had lied, the presidential candidate deferred. “He clearly did not tell the truth,” Santorum said, stopping short of calling Romney a liar.

Back in January, though, Newt Gingrich said Romney was “a liar” for suggesting he had no role in the negative ads that targeted the former House speaker in Iowa. “He’s not telling the American people the truth,” Gingrich said in a CBS News interview.

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