Several Republicans are returning political donations given to them by Earl Holt, leader of a group that allegedly inspired the man charged with killing nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
"It was brought to my attention late Sunday evening that an individual who led a group cited by the murderer who terrorized the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston had given to one of my past political campaigns," Santorum said in a statement, according to TPM. "Rather than put more money back in the pockets of such an individual, my 2012 campaign committee will be donating the amount of his past donations to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund to support the victims of this tragedy."
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