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November 9th, 2012
04:26 PM ET

Rick Santorum on General David Petraeus' extramarital affair: "It's very disturbing"

Tonight at 9, “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomes former Sen. Rick Santorum to the program to talk about the upcoming fiscal cliff as well as the breaking news that Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as head of the Central Intelligence Agency.

"It's very disturbing," Santorum says. "We all have our personal failings and none of us are perfect but to put yourself in that type of position and engage in activity which could compromise your ability to do your job is something that is very very disturbing and shows incredibly poor judgement."

Santorum is disturbed not only because Petraeus broke his marital vows "but for putting himself in a position that could compromise the agency."

Watch the clip and tune in tonight as Santorum looks at Petraeus' career and the upcoming fiscal cliff.

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  1. Jo Hargis

    Ahh, the sanctimonious Santorum, always has a judgment for others as long as they're Democrat. I notice he never had anything to say about the "morals" of people like David Vitter, or maybe Newt Gingrich...Oh yeah, Newt is a MODEL of morals. I could name 20 or so other names, all republican.

    STFU Santorum, we voted you out of relevance last Tuesday night.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lilly

      Jo, this has to do with American security...it is not ad dem/rep issue. Rick Santorum is consistent and if ASKED about the others, he would answer. You obviously did not listen to the interview very well. Get your head out of the sand and quit being so divisive...and grow up.

      November 10, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. royal pervert

    Is it an outrage for someone to wear latex gloves before shaking your hand and Don Lemon's.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. D. Wolfe

    I have been approched to join a young group that is organizing a pac to stat anew ground game to oppose any canidate
    that has taken the pledge to support Norquist,they want to oppose anyone who has commited to him when they come up for re-election.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mo Animus

    All the talking heads are proclaiming him as a hero???? Really, are you kidding me??? The "General" just like Colin Powell, has never fired a weapon in combat. He's not a hero. He's an admitted adulterer.
    So the question for the ex-General is " Sir, What was your position on the night of the Benghazi attack?" Possible answer: "Doggie-style Senator, so I could watch the monitors."

    November 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Ninja

    Who cares who is having an affair? Pierce what were you doing when you left your wife the mother of your children ?
    Get over it. This is another Republican witch hunt, trying to control the media.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Sotzume

    Why would anyone choose Rick Santorum, a complete nutcase, to comment on Pertraus? This is a blatent attempt to get "things stirred up" by Piers Morgan, who is the worst interviewer on television. I will NEVER watch this program again. Piers Morgan is an idiot.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Pog

    You are such a sleaze bag. Why dont you tell us all about your personal affairs and cheating on Marion and your kids you failed.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Dokmarv

    How could you let the sanctimonious Santorum get away with stating Obama voted to allow killing infants after birth???

    November 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alison R.

      I was extremely disturbed that Piers Morgan did not question the accusations Rick Santorum made stating that President Obama voted, on two occasions, for the allowance of "infanticide", the killing of infants after birth. Piers had ample time to get clarification of these statements. Piers must have realized that Mr. Santorum was attacking the President's political reputation by skewing facts, and that such voting never took place. This should be addressed by CNN as many people turn to them, from around the world, for accurate news reporting. Today, people realize there is a fine line between a leader's stance and a leader's action.

      November 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jay

        but it's clear that this is a three-way race between Romney, Paul and SantorumRead More POLL: If You Were An Iowan Who would you pick in your cauucs today? The results are due in (as of the time of this posting) a

        December 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chagrined

    Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in "Democracy In America," "The greatest part of British America was peopled by men who having shaken off the authority of the Pope, acknowledged no other religious supremacy." This country was founded by Protestants and Deists for Protestants and Deists and Catholic Churches were burned in the Colonial days. The question is not why did Catholics come to this Protestant country, but why did this Protestant country allow Catholics to come here? The Vatican is not relevant in American!

    Rick Santorum is the son of an Italian immigrant,.He has not moral authority in American! " Man on boy," Man on dog" – What perverted fantasies!

    November 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. the 47percenters

    Just saw that smug Grover Norquest,.I hate to tell him 2014 will be a big shock to him and the 200 signers we have set our sights on.They have held the American public hostage long enough.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Wendy H.

    Dear Piers,
    I look forward every night to your show. You are a skilled interviewer and seemingly balanced. ( I deplore the invectives hurled at you because you are an "outsider"...I love your fresh & sane take on events. }

    However, regarding your interview with Rick Santorum tonight, I was surprised when he said that the problem with MR was that he spent too much time on the "little" issues, ie Planned Parenthood. I was dissapointed that you did not respond by saying something like " well, indeed sir, perhaps that was a problem with MR, these issues were not "small" with half of the population in the USA. and he should have decried, explained or halted them. Hence, a partial reason for his defeat.
    Anyways, keep up the good work.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. DrDoDad

    You all have no idea what is about to unfold! Petraeus is a brilliant man... just watch... Can you say President Joe Biden?

    November 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. love sms for her

    Thanks for the good writeup. It in truth was a leisure account it. Look complex to more introduced agreeable from you! However, how could we keep in touch?

    November 16, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse | Reply

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