Calls for the boycott of Chick-fil-A following its CEO’s comments in support of traditional marriage is little more than a witch hunt, former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told CNBC on Thursday.
“You just keep seeing this more and more, which is the absolute intolerance of the left in America. There can be no dissent from what their position is,” he said on “The Kudlow Report.”
The idea that the company would face pressure for its leader’s beliefs was antithetical to the idea of the United States.
“This is why the Hugenots came to America,” Santorum said, adding the Dutch Reform Church and Catholics to that list.
“They didn’t want the government telling them what to believe and that they couldn’t say things in public, that they had to keep it to themselves,” he said, or be “barred from doing business.”