CNN is adding to its list of commentators and contributors in 2017, and a couple of prominent Pennsylvanians made the cut.
Network president Jeff Zucker this week announced the addition of a number of new faces coming to the network, including former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Ramsey, who serves as a public safety consultant in Wilmington and as a visiting fellow at Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, will serve as a law enforcement analyst for CNN. Santorum, who now runs conservative nonprofit Patriot Voices, has been tapped as a senior political commentator.
Ramsey and Santorum join Michael Nutter on CNN’s list of commentators and contributors. The network previously hired the former Philadelphia mayor as a commentator in early 2016.
Most recently, Nutter squared off against Santorum in a panel on CNN’s Erin Burnett Outfront, where the pair discussed the situation between President-elect Donald Trump and Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.).
Over the weekend, Trump wrote on Twitter that Lewis, a civil rights icon and protege of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is “all talk” with “no action or results.”
“Donald Trump is the president because he did things like this,” Santorum said of Trump’s comments about Lewis.
“He doesn’t get a pass, senator,” Nutter replied. “We’re not normalizing this behavior in this country. We’re not normalizing ignorant behavior in this country.”
Watch Nutter spar with Santorum below: