Santorum Says GOP Leadership Botching Planned Parenthood Response

Rick Santorum is accusing the Republican congressional leadership of failing to adequately respond to the video of a Planned Parenthood employee discussing how fetal body parts are sold after abortions.

“This is why I sort of scratch my head at our leadership,” the Republican presidential candidate said Monday during a conversation with several reporters at a Capitol Hill restaurant. “Because they are so afraid of these issues.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner called for congressional hearings into the matter last week, but Santorum argues Congress should be moving faster to go after Planned Parenthood. Legislation targeting the organization should have already been voted on, he said.

“I would have had a vote on the floor of the Senate, if I was the Senate leader, to defund Planned Parenthood and have a debate on it,” he said. “As well as have hearings to see if there’s any criminal activity or criminal investigation that should pursued.”