As a returned POW, he became a celebrity of sorts. Senate — [ edit ] Tenure[ edit ] Santorum served in the United States Senate representing Pennsylvania from to He said his objection was to Gates's support for talking with Iran and Syriabecause it would be an error to talk with radical Islamists.
Needing money and political support, he courted GOP activist and major donor Elsie Hillman the chair of the state Republican Party. In addition, the initiative pressured lobbying firms to contribute to Republican campaigns, by withholding access to lawmakers from firms that did not comply.
He felt the War in Iraq was justified, and, indeclared that weapons of mass destruction WMDs had been found in Iraq. Bush and Rick Santorum".
Bushand was named chairman of Veterans for Bush. Santorum Amendment Santorum added to the No Child Left Behind bill a provision that would have provided more freedom to schools in teaching about the origins of life, including the teaching of intelligent design alongside evolution.
Jerrold Nadler D-NY in Santorum was an author and the floor manager of the bill. The negative ad backfired, as The Scranton Times-Tribune found that all but a few of Casey's contributors donated when he was running for other offices, and none were investigated for anything.
His wife Carol had also been crippled, by an automobile accident in December He escaped from his burning jet and was trying to help another pilot escape when a bomb exploded;  McCain was struck in the legs and chest by fragments. Intelligent design supporters in Congress then preserved the language of the Santorum Amendment in the conference committee report of the bill's legislative history.
My grandfather was in the Navy. The Act passed with overwhelming support. POWs were tortured and maltreated in order to extract "confessions" and propaganda statements;  virtually all of them eventually yielded something to their captors.
I had reached mine. He has defended the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bayincluding waterboardingand stated that John McCainwho opposes the practice, "doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works.
Although some sources indicate that Santorum played a key role   in the K Street Projecthe has denied any involvement. Although Santorum was in the Senate at the time, he was not a sponsor of the bill when it was introduced inor when it was reintroduced in and Bush as he signs H.
This was the largest margin of defeat for a sitting senator in the cycle, and the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent senator since It's a wrong appearance when a group of senators appear in a meeting with a group of regulators, because it conveys the impression of undue and improper influence.
Many socially and fiscally conservative Republicans considered the endorsement a betrayal of their cause.
His seat was considered among the most vulnerable for Republicans and was a prime target of the Democratic Party in the elections. Inhe became Commanding Officer of a training squadron that was stationed in Florida.
He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.
The specific weapons he referred to were chemical munitions dating back to the Iran—Iraq War that were buried in the early s. He was nicknamed "Rooster", supposedly for both a cowlick strand of hair and an assertive nature, particularly on important political issues.
Also problematic was Santorum's endorsement of his Republican Senate colleague Arlen Specter over conservative Congressman Pat Toomey in the primary for Pennsylvania's other Senate seat. Marines deployed in Lebanonciting unattainable objectives, and subsequently criticized President Reagan for pulling out the troops too late; in the interim, the Beirut barracks bombing killed hundreds.
We in the military service tend to move a lot. He delivered a well-received speech at the Republican National Conventionwas mentioned by the press as a short list vice-presidential running mate for Republican nominee George H.
Daybut admitted in Also that year, he opposed creation of a federal Martin Luther King Jr. He said Iran was at the center of "much of the world's conflict" but he was opposed to direct military action against the country in I wish I could have had the luxury, like you, of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the First District of Arizona, but I was doing other things.
House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional districtlocated in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh.cytopix.com is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want.
HuffPost and The Sacramento Bee, in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library, host a conversation about accountability after the Stephon Clark shooting. John Sidney McCain III (August 29, – August 25, ) was an American statesman and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from January until his death.
He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the election, which he lost to Barack Obama.Download