Sunday, April 26, 2009

Confirming Sebelius?

Over at RH Reality Check I have a new post that sums up what's going on (or rather, isn't) with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' HHS confirmation.

The Senate Republicans are behind the delay, with Senate Minority Mitch McConnell leading the fight. They are making a last-minute attempt to block Sebelius' confirmation, raising objections because of her stance on abortion. This makes her the last member of Obama's Cabinet yet to be confirmed.

Last week, the Family Research Council, an anti-choice lobbying group, raised a stink about Sebelius's purported "ties" to Dr. George Tiller, one of Kansas' few late-term abortion providers. Last month, Tiller was acquitted of 19 counts of misdemeanors brought against him. But FRC, and now Senate Republicans, are objecting to Sebelius based on donations Tiller made to a 2002 political PAC that supported Sebelius in the primary for governor.

Go ahead and read the whole thing.

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