Citadel Cadets In Attendance Get Loudest Cheers At GOP Debate

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 14, 2016 6:50 PM
Citadel Cadets In Attendance Get Loudest Cheers At GOP Debate

Around 50 Citadel cadets were in attendance at Thursday night’s Fox Business Network GOP presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum asked them to stand and be recognized. The crowd erupted when they arose.

Santorum then made his case to the soldiers, contrasting his own foreign policy with that of President Obama’s. The current administration, he intoned, has not abandoned our men and women overseas at Benghazi and acquiesces to Iran. The senator made the following pledge:

“Let me tell you this, if you choose to serve this country, I will have your back,” Santorum said.

"I will not let America be trampled anymore by these radical jihadists."