From the Wichita Eagle:
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback could be waffling a bit in his support for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to run the Health and Human Services Department. Congressional Quarterly reports that the Republican lawmaker plans to think more about his endorsement in light of her veto Thursday of late-term abortion legislation.
“It makes it harder and harder,” Brownback, an abortion opponent, told the magazine. In Brownback’s case, he is one of the Republican Party’s leading social conservatives and has been under pressure from that wing to disavow his support of the Democratic governor.
What about George?
Though Sebelius has a reputation for working across party lines, she is anathema to abortion opponents because she supports abortion rights. They’re especially put off by her association with George Tiller, who operates an abortion clinic in Wichita and has been a political contributor.
Tiller, one of the few U.S. doctors to perform late-term abortions, is under investigation by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts for allegedly violating state abortion law again and again.
Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele have called upon President Obama to withdraw her nomination.
But it’s my party!The Obama party. I’m beginning to see how it is an entity of it’s own (hmm…should write about that).
“I am grateful for the bipartisan support I have received so far in the Senate,” the Democratic governor said. “I hope senators will see fit to approve my nomination as secretary.”
Bipartisan? Interesting – must be a new term for baby killers.