CNN's Rick Santorum: Parkland school shooting survivors aren't taking personal responsibility, should learn CPR

CNN's Rick Santorum: Parkland school shooting survivors aren't taking personal responsibility, should learn CPR

Santorum: “How about kids, instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes”

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From the March 25 edition of CNN's State of the Union:

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RICK SANTORUM (CNN SENIOR POLITICAL COMMENTATOR): Yeah, I mean this is the bottom line. Is this a political effort? Is this a political movement? It very well may be, and that's fine. If the organizers, people who certainly supported it, the Hollywood elites and the liberal billionaires who funded this, it's all about politics. Is this really all about politics or is it all about keeping our schools safe? Because if it is about keeping our schools safe, then we have to have a much broader discussion than the discussion that's going on right now. 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 violent shooter, that you can actually respond to that.

BRIANNA KEILAR (ANCHOR): But how are they looking at other people to -- I would ask you, they took action.

SANTORUM: Yeah, they took action to ask someone to pass a law. They didn't take action to say, “How do I, as an individual, deal with this problem? How am I going to do something about stopping bullying within my own community? What am I going to do to actually help respond to a shooter? What am I going to do -- those are the kinds of things where you can take it internally and say, here's how I'm going to deal with this, here's how I'm going to help the situation, instead of going and protesting and saying, oh, someone else needs to pass a law to protect me.

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SANTORUM: I'm proud of them, but I think everyone should be responsible and deal with the problems that we have to confront in our lives. And ignoring those problems and saying they're not going to come to me, and saying some phony gun law is going to solve it, phony gun laws don't solve these problems. That's what we found out.

Previously:

Fox Business guest criticizes Parkland students for acting “like they’re bulletproof”

Fox News anchor confused by why David Hogg and other Parkland survivors “pivot towards just the gun issue”

NRATV taunts Parkland students over their dead classmates

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