Is Brownback Turning on Sebelius?

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Friday, April 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Is Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) getting cold feet about supporting the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kans.) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services? According to CQ, Brownback has said it’s “getting harder and harder” to support Sebelius. The impetus was her veto of House Sub for SB 218 in Kansas, a bill that would have ended the “mental health” exception for partial birth abortion, and which Sebelius opponents had seen coming ever since the bill moved on April 5.

Pro-life groups have been going after Sebelius for weeks, arguing that her past financial donations from George Tiller — a partial-birth abortion provider who has been acquitted of criminal charges — make her, in the words of Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, “one of the worst Cabinet choices in U.S. history.” But Sebelius’s nomination hasn’t been seen as troubled because of the support of Brownback. And Brownback has taken no small amount of heat for this as he runs for governor back home.

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kathryn h. kokkila
Comment posted April 24, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

I was disappointed to hear that you supported Kathleen Sebelius, as you were my number one candidate during the presidential debates last year. You still are number one with me, and I at least hope that you make governor.


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[...] Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and former Sen. Sam Brownback. But Brownback has recently been debating pulling his support of Sebelius, especially after she vetoed some anti-choice legislation in Kansas. He has recently emerged as the [...]


GOP Taliban
Comment posted April 27, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

Brownback is just another Neanderthal, hypocritical, two-faced GOOPer, so *of course* this slimy snake-n-the-grass is now turning on Sebelius! It's what these extremist right-wing cowards DO!


GOP Taliban
Comment posted April 27, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

Brownback is just another Neanderthal, hypocritical, two-faced GOOPer, so *of course* this slimy snake-n-the-grass is now turning on Sebelius! It's what these extremist right-wing cowards DO!


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