Archive for Thursday, April 23, 2009

RNC leader says Obama should withdraw Sebelius nomination if she doesn’t answer more questions on abortion

April 23, 2009, 11:38 a.m. Updated April 23, 2009, 5:02 p.m.


— The head of the Republican Party is calling on President Barack Obama to withdraw Kathleen Sebelius’s nomination as health secretary unless she answers more questions on abortion.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says that Sebelius, the Democratic governor of Kansas, has not been forthcoming about her ties to a Kansas abortion doctor, George Tiller.

Steele’s statement Thursday came as Republicans blocked action on Sebelius’ confirmation in the Senate.

Sebelius was approved by the Senate Finance Committee this week with just two GOP votes. Several Republicans were concerned about her initial failure to disclose how much campaign money she got from Tiller.


KansasVoter 8 years, 7 months ago

She's already got at least 60 votes (including both Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback) so who cares what the head of the RNC says?

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 7 months ago

Doesn't the RNC have anything better to do? Like re-building the party..??

Kryptenx 8 years, 7 months ago

I guess they are still banking on one-issue voters to pull them out of this slump. They're screwed.

LiberalDude 8 years, 7 months ago

RNC leader should shut his mouth. Could the Republican Party get any worse?

Daniel Kennamore 8 years, 7 months ago

Are the GOP trying to marginalize themselves on purpose?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 7 months ago

I wonder if anyone will leak the memo from Rush to Steele giving him the order on this one.

feeble 8 years, 7 months ago

Michael Steele is still irrelevant, news at 11!

dweezil222 8 years, 7 months ago

I love how all the pols have now made the only issue worth discussing in any nomination for any post abortion. If the only thing you're worried about is her stance on abortion, go the hell away.

BTW, why the hell is Ann Coulter's demonic face staring at me from one of the ads?

compmd 8 years, 7 months ago

O M G G O P L O L.

In other news, far right republicans woke up this morning and discovered that abortion was still legal in the United States.

pace 8 years, 7 months ago

Another sign that the rnc is far right of it's own party. I bet he still believes that Bush had diplomatic skill and was good at foreign and economic policy.

Centerville 8 years, 7 months ago

We've learned more about Sibelius from the national press in the last two weeks than from the fawning Kansas stenographers in the past fourteen years.

pace 8 years, 7 months ago

If you didn't realize what a gutsy and smart woman the governor is and what she was doing, it might be because you, well I started to guess why you might think her activities weren't reported but maybe you are from out of state. lots of guesses, but there is a lot of good factual information for those who want such.

jmadison 8 years, 7 months ago

Perhaps Sebelius can recommend Dr. Tiller for Surgeon General.

Orwell 8 years, 7 months ago

Centerville –

Evidently what you say you've learned does not include how to spell her name, even when it's on the same page. Kinda weakens whatever point you think you were making.

Hoots 8 years, 7 months ago

I'm a registered republican and I'm so sick of the abortion issue. We throw so many good people to the wolves because of this. Do we want qualified people or do we want to vote everyone in or out of the club based on one single issue? As a culture we are complete and total idiots. we have any other issues in this world or is it just ABORTION? We aborted about 250,000 people in Iraq after they were born but who says anything about that? Cars abort over 40,000 people in this country every year but who says much about that? We have 6.5 billion people on this planet which could be close to the tipping point but who in this country says a freaking thing about that?..and because of that OVER population we abort millions to starvation and disease every year and who say anything about that? GIVE ME A BREAK.

nouseforaname 8 years, 7 months ago

Abortions for some; tiny American flags for everyone!!

LiberalDude 8 years, 7 months ago

Hoots - I'm a liberal and registered Democrat and I really respect and appreciate your post. I agree with you.

jaywalker 8 years, 7 months ago

Steele shows once again why he was an exceptionally poor selection to lead the party. No way he was alone in this sentiment and this statement, but a 'leader' should know when to fight and when to let it go. This was a dumb move all the way 'round, and that's even before Sebelius came out against further legislation of abortion. 'Republican leadership' has become the epitome of an oxymoron over the last several years.

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