Sen. Santorum [R-PA] explanation is inadequate
Santorum statements not conservative or compassionate
(WASHINGTON, DC) – For the second time in two days the Log Cabin Republicans have called on Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) to fully apologize and disavow his comments disparaging gay Americans.
"Senator Santorum's press statement this afternoon is woefully inadequate. Senator Santorum has a leadership role in coalition building as the Senate GOP conference chairman – you don't build coalitions by divisive and mean spirited statements. Without a more forceful apology from the Senator, it is hard to imagine that he can effectively promote the compassionate conservative message of President George W. Bush," said Log Cabin Executive Director Patrick Guerriero.
"The choice for Senator Santorum is whether he will embrace the inclusive and winning message of President George W. Bush or the rejected team of Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson, Gary Bauer and their grand total of zero electoral votes. The choice is clear for Senator Santorum," concluded Guerriero.
"As the largest gay and lesbian Republican organization in America, Log Cabin believes that Santorum's statements are neither compassionate or conservative. We work every day to insure that tolerance and inclusion become a permanent part of the American political landscape – these comments don't help that mission," added Guerriero.