Rick Santorum speaks out on CNN firing “They wanted someone who conservatives knew and respected saying things critical of Trump”

Speaking to the Washignton Examiner, Rick Santorum spoke out on getting fired from CNN, saying “They wanted someone who conservatives knew and respected saying things critical of Trump.”

“Once the value that I brought to the network was less because Trump wasn’t in the news very much anymore, they decided it wasn’t worth it. The juice wasn’t worth the squeeze,” Santorum said.

Santorum argued his firing shows “the intolerance of the Left” and “the cancel culture that is flowing from it.”

“They wanted someone who conservatives knew and respected saying things critical of Trump,” he explained.  “I felt my responsibility to the country, not to CNN, but to the country, was to call it as I saw it and hold Trump to the values that I think are important for the country. … I would call him out and say, you know, this is not what I would do, and this is not how a president should behave.”

Santorum said he’d sometimes defend Trump “which, of course, that used to drive them crazy.”

“But with Trump gone, then my utility was pretty much diminished,” he said. “They made a business decision that you know, look, ‘as an asset, he’s not as valuable to us as he used to be.'”