Updated 2:58 p.m. U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum Promotes His Foreign Policy Expertise U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum touted his foreign policy experience during Thursday’s first general session at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. The Virginia native has served on the U.S. Armed Services Committee. Santorum said he knows the United States is “war weary” but insisted it time to take a solid stand against ISIS. “We have been not acting. We have been doing a public relations war with ISIS, not a real war trying to defeat them,” Santorum said. He added that U.S. military forces should be expanded to assist Kurdish Peshmerga Forces and the Jordanians.