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Santorum walks back 'throw up' comment on JFK speech

 

Rick Santorum said he regretted saying he wanted to "throw up" as a result of late President John F. Kennedy's speech about separation of church and state.

He told conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham, per The Hill: "I wish I had that particular line back."

*** UPDATE *** Per NBC's Sarah Blackwill, here's the audio, per ThinkProgress:

He went on to say:

"…if you read President Kennedy’s text, while there were certainly some very important things and good things he said in that, there were some things that triggered in my opinion the privatization of faith and I think that’s a bad thing. I think we need to have a free exercise of religion in this country and it’s important for those First Amendment freedoms to be alive and well in America and I think they are threatened here in America as we’ve seen by President Obama, not by Rick Santorum."