Republican Senator On Katrina Victims: "There May Be A Need To Look At Tougher Penalties On Those Who Decide To Ride It Out And Understand That There Are Consequences To Not Leaving"...

U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said in a weekend interview that people who do not heed evacuation warnings in the future may need to be penalized, but clarified his remarks Tuesday, saying he did not mean people who lack cars or other resources.

His remarks were sharply criticized by the campaign of Democrat Bob Casey Jr., who is seeking to unseat Santorum, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate.

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