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Rick Santorum Lies About Calling For Congressional Intervention In Terri Schiavo Case

During Monday night's Florida NBC GOP primary debate, presidential candidate Rick Santorum was asked by the Tampa Bay Times Adam Smith about his call for Congressional intervention in the case of Terri Schiavo, who as our readers here know was the
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During Monday night's Florida NBC GOP primary debate, presidential candidate Rick Santorum was asked by the Tampa Bay Times Adam Smith about his call for Congressional intervention in the case of Terri Schiavo, who as our readers here know was the subject of a court battle between Schiavo's husband and her parents as to whether she should remain on a feeding tube even after the courts had ruled that she was in a vegetative state.

As The New York Times noted on their blog, The Caucus tonight, Santorum was allowed to tell a big whopper during his response and was not called on it by any of the moderators.

Santorum and Terri Schiavo:

Tonight, Mr. Santorum said he “didn’t call for Congressional intervention, I called for a judicial hearing” to review a case in which the parents, who were constituents of his from Pennsylvania, and Ms. Schiavo’s husband were on different sides.

But a New York Times Magazine article in May 2005 about Mr. Santorum said he “not only pushed the Senate to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, but he also traveled to Florida and prayed with her parents.”

John Amato wrote about Rick Santorum's interference in the case back in 2005 here -- Santorum the Weather Man.

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