Jun 06, 2015 4:35 PM GMT
"The pope is focusing on morals," an expert tells Salon, "but not the morals that Rick Santorum wants"
As someone who’s all too familiar with the hoops Republicans will jump through to avoid doing anything about climate change, it’s not like I thought Catholic GOP leaders would suddenly have a change of heart once the pope got involved.
Still, devout Catholic Rick Santorum may have overplayed his hand this week when he revealed that there’s a limit to how much he’ll actually allow his faith to guide his politics. A big, Koch brother-shaped limit, it appears.
Despite being a self-professed “huge fan” of Pope Francis, Santorum argued during an interview Monday that the Holy Father is way out of his depth on the climate change issue.