[Article from April 26, 2021]
Rick Santorum says 'there isn't much Native American culture in American culture'
The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania made the remarks to a conservative audience as part of a broader comment on America's early European settlers.
In remarks to conservative group the Young America's Foundation on Friday, Santorum argued that the culture of the United States is largely unchanged since it was birthed by "Judeo-Christian" values.
Santorum, 62, a Republican from Pennsylvania who served in the Senate from 1995 to 2007 and is now a CNN commentator, said there was "nothing here" before European settlers arrived.
"We came here and created a blank slate," Santorum said. "We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans, but candidly there isn't much Native American culture in American culture."