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Santorum On ‘Take One For The Team’ Criticism: ‘At Least I Have The Courage To Admit’ A Mistake

Since Wednesday night’s debate, Rick Santorum‘s “take one for the team” comment — regarding his support for the No Child Left Behind Act — has been a cause for criticism. On Friday, he responded to the backlash when he spoke to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.

Asked if he regrets the remark, Santorum stated:

By the way, Governor Romney supported it. Here’s the difference. When I saw it implemented. I said it was a mistake. Way too much money was spent. The principle that it said I was against was the principle of spending all this money on education at federal level. When it got out of control, I said it was a mistake, it was something I shouldn’t have done.

He went on to make an argument against Mitt Romney‘s stance:

Governor Romney continues to support No Child Left Behind. Here’s the hypocrisy…he’s attacking me on something he supports and supports today. I at least have the courage to admit when I make a mistake. He’s doubled down himself and said he’s for more government control of education. I said I would repeal No Child Left Behind. He said he will not repeal No Child Left Behind.

Santorum then proceeded to criticize Romney by saying he supports government-run health care and “huge spending increases.” He added: ” For Mitt Romney to attack me as not being conservative is laughable.”

Watch the whole segment, via Fox News:

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