Santorum Criticizes Obama For Daughter Malia’s Mexico Vacation

Mar 20, 2012 4:47pm
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Rick Santorum criticized President Obama during a radio interview Tuesday for reportedly allowing his daughter, Malia, to go on a spring break trip to Mexico in an area of the country which Santorum believed had been placed on a warning list for American tourists by the State Department.

“What I would say is that the president’s actions should reflect what his administration is saying,” Santorum told Glen Beck, according to the Blaze. “If the administration is saying that it’s not safe to have people down there, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn’t mean you should do it. You should set an example. I think that’s what presidents do. They set an example. And when the government is saying this is not safe, then you don’t set the example by sending your kids down there.”

But Oaxaca, where Malia, 13, is reportedly vacationing, is one of the few areas of the country that is not on the State Department’s warning list. The State Department has issued a warning that in Mexico, “crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere. U.S. citizens have fallen victim to TCO activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery. ”

An earthquake hit Mexico Tuesday, but the White House released a statement saying Malia was unharmed.

Santorum likes some time in the sun too. He recently was photographed lounging beside a pool and sunbathing during a break from campaigning in Puerto Rico ahead of last week’s primary on the island.

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