GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he signed a marriage fidelity pledge even though he was initally 'taken aback" by it, because "If you can't be faithful to the people that you're closest to, then how can we count on you to be faithful to those of us who you represent?”
Santorum's comments were taped for Sunday's "State of the Union" show on CNN
. During his appearance, Santorum said: “When I first read it, I was taken aback by it. I can't argue that I wasn't. But I understand why they're saying it, because it does undermine people's respect for the institution, respect for the people governing this country."
The marriage pledge was created by the Iowa-based Christian group The Family Leader.
“I pledged personal fidelity to my wife when I was married to her," Santorum says on the CNN show. "And I pledged the same, that I would not involve myself in any other relationships with anybody else who is married. So that's a pledge I've taken and I take every single day when I -- as a married person -- and feel very comfortable making that public statement."
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