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WATCH: Fiery Debate Ensues When Rich Lowry Takes Alan Colmes to Task for Comments About How Santorum Dealt With Death of Baby

With the Iowa caucuses just one day away, Rick Santorum has been the topic of many political conversations as his poll numbers continue to surge in the state. However, on today's Happening Now, things turned ugly when Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, called comments made by Fox News contributor Alan Colmes "contemptible" after he remarked on something Santorum chose to do with his deceased child.

The debate began when Colmes responded to a question on whether or not undecided voters will truly stick by Santorum when it's time to cast a vote. Colmes answered, saying that his rising support will stop short once people "get a load of some of the crazy things he's said and done, like taking his two-hour-old baby when it died right after child birth home and played with it so that his other children would know that the child was real."

A maddened Lowry then cut off Colmes, calling the statement "a cheap shot."

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"To take something that is that personal and that hurtful as losing a child and mocking it like that ... that is beneath you, Alan," he said. "What you're saying is contemptible."

The two continued to go back and forth about the comment throughout the remainder of the interview, with Colmes also citing what he called other bizarre behavior and perspectives held by Santorum, including an interview in which he called consensual sex in the home inappropriate.

Watch this fiery exchange, and afterward, let us know if whether you think Colmes took his remarks too far, or if he had a valid point.

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