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Santorum Says Romney ‘Deliberately Lies’ And Stands ‘Behind Those Lies’

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Rick Santorum struck a decidedly more negative tone against Mitt Romney during a press availability this morning. Santorum tore into former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for flip-flopping on social issues and “just about every issue that we’ve dealt with in public policy.” He accused Romney of standing behind inaccurate ads run by a pro-Romney Political Action Committee that accuse the former Pennsylvania senator of supporting voting rights for felons. “We don’t need someone who supports lies and promotes lies and stands behind those lies in order to get elected president,” Santorum said. The GOP shouldn’t nominate “somebody who is going to deliberately lie and stand behind those lies,” he added. Watch a compilation of his remarks: