Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be sitting down with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos for his first post-announcement interview. (VIDEO: MSNBC’s Mika: ABC News Showed ‘Lack of Judgment’ In Hiring Stephanopoulos)
Other Republican candidates have refused to sit down with Stephanopoulos in the wake of his Clinton Foundation donation scandal.
Santorum is widely expected to announce his candidacy for president at an event in Butler County, Penn. Stephanopoulos tweeted that Santorum would officially announce, and added that he had landed the first interview with the candidate.
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) May 27, 2015
When contacted, the Santorum campaign confirmed the Stephanopoulos interview would be the candidate’s first post-announcement interview. The interview will air Wednesday night on ABC’s “World News Tonight” and Thursday morning on “Good Morning America.” (RELATED: Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Clinton Foundation Donations, Won’t Moderate GOP Debate)
The interview will be Stephanopolous’ first with a Republican candidate since the revelation that he failed to disclose to viewers that he donated nearly $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Santorum stands in contrast to candidates such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who told Fox News he’s been boycotting interviews with Stephanopoulos for years, and Republicans like Utah Sen. Mike Lee who said he would boycott ABC’s “This Week.”