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Sarah Palin Calls For Hanging of Jerry Sandusky During Fox News Appearance (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin
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The former Vice President candidate discussed the Penn State sexual abuse scandal during an interview with Greta Van Susteren Tuesday night.

Sarah Palin didn't mince words when discussing her opinion on Penn State's former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, who's been charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of minors. 

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Durning an appearance on Fox News' On The Record With Greta Van Susteren Tuesday, Nov. 15, Palin suggested a violent penalty for the alleged crimes (something she's shown a preference for in the past). 

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While talking about about the scandal, Van Susteren mentioned current presidential candidate Rick Santorum's recommendation that Penn State not be bowl eligible this football season. 

"It's not the players fault that they have a perverted former assistant coach," Palin responded. "I would like to see the players not suffer more than they have suffered. As for the perp, and perps, though, that allowed the sinfulness to go on as they had allowed in the past, you know, I say about this assistant coach, Sandusky--hang him from the highest tree, I'll bring the rope. I think it's pathetic, it's horrible, it's atrocious what took place. If it is true that these children were victimized, then he himself and anybody who allowed what he did to go on, they should be the one to suffer, not today's young players who have been innocent in all of this."

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After she finished, Van Susteren asked the politician to clarify whether she meant that Sandusky should be hanged after being found guilty after due criminal process.

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Palin then said again, "Hang him from the highest tree and I'll bring the rope if he's guilty of what's been alleged," adding that if Sandusky were convicted of abusing children, "he needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law."

Watch the video below. Palin's comments on Sandusky start at the 14:25 minute mark.