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Santorum Tells Casey His Dead Father ‘Would Be Very Upset’ With Him

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Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) debated challenger Bob Casey today on Meet the Press. As Atrios first noted, Santorum said during the debate, “I think his father would be very upset if, if he were alive today and, and heard him be supportive of something like this.” Watch it:

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Bob Casey’s father, Robert Casey, was governor of Pennsylvania from 1987-1995. He died in 2000 at age 68 after a 10-year struggle with amyloidosis, “a genetic condition where proteins invade and destroy bodily organs.”

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Full transcript:

SANTORUM: He says the science is clear and it is clear. In fact, it is an abortifacient in certain circumstances. If the, if the egg has been fertilized and, and the, and the pill is taken, it does cause an abortion. It’s inconsistent with his previous position. It’s a classic attempt of him, how in a general election, to try and middle and, and, and violate his principles. And I think his father would be very upset if, if he were alive today and, and heard him be supportive of something like this.

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