RENEE ELLMERS “UNPREDICTABLE BEHAVIOR” MAKES HER UNFIT TO LEAD ON ABORTION ISSUE
It’s been a bad month for U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina. This liberal “Republican” – one of many in Washington, D.C. who does the bidding of the status quo – was embroiled in a major scandal earlier this month when it was alleged she had an affair with U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
And while it’s unclear whether this was a post hoc ergo propter hoc situation, McCarthy immediately dropped out of the race for U.S. Speaker.
We’ve long known Ellmers was insufficiently conservative on fiscal issues, but according to a leading pro-life group she’s also not suitably conservative on social issues, either.
According to the Susan B. Anthony List – a leading pro-life organization – Ellmers should not be appointed to a select panel tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood, the government-subsidized abortion provider implicated earlier this year in a gruesome fetal body parts scam.
Why not? Because earlier this year, Ellmers came out against legislation that would have banned abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy. Her defection on the issue contributed to the bill being pulled for lack of support.
“Rep. Ellmers comments earlier this year led to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act being pulled from consideration on the eve of the March for Life just as hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans – mainly youth – poured into the streets to protest abortion on-demand up until birth,” a release from the Susan B. Anthony List stated.
The release added that Ellmers “unpredictable behavior would make her inappropriate choice for this important appointment.”
Ellmers is the prototypical two-faced “Republican” politician – running mail pieces in her conservative district touting her pro-life credentials while turning around and caving to the abortion establishment in Washington, D.C.
Now that there’s an abortion-related scandal promising all sorts of national attention, though, Ellmers is tripping over herself in an effort to land in the limelight.
Let’s hope she is unsuccessful in her efforts …
“There is no shortage of outspoken and determined pro-life members who would be well-suited to serve on a newly created select panel investigating Planned Parenthood,” the Susan B. Anthony release added. “Congresswoman Ellmers should not be on the committee.”
Nor should any lawmaker with a demonstrated history of selling out the most fundamental right we have in America: The right to draw one’s first breath.