GOP chief: Sebelius must answer abortion questions from AP reports that RNC chairman Michael Steele has thrown down the gaunlet after less than stellar challenges from the Senate regarding Sebelius confirmation as Health and Human Services secretary on the abortion issue. Sebelius has also been less than forthcoming about her support from major abortion doctor Dr. Tiller - shocking for a Roman Catholic politician.
The head of the Republican Party called on President Barack Obama to withdraw Kathleen Sebelius' nomination as health secretary unless she answers more questions on abortion. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Thursday that Sebelius, the Democratic governor of Kansas, has not been forthcoming about her ties to a Kansas abortion doctor, George Tiller.
"Significant questions remain about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' evolving relationship with a late-term abortion doctor as well as about her position on the practice of late-term abortions," Steele said in a statement. "If Gov. Sebelius and the Obama administration are unwilling to answer these questions, President Obama should withdraw her nomination."