Friday, April 3, 2009

Brownback Skips Sebelius Hearing

After strong criticism from fellow pro-lifers of his early decision to back abortion supporter Kathleen Sebelius for HHS Secretary, Kansas Senator Sam Brownback skipped out on her confirmation hearings. From the Kansas City Star's Prime Buzz blog:
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts was there. So was former Sen. Bob Dole. Another former senator, Nancy Kassebaum Baker, planned to make it, but got snowed in.

Last week, Roberts and Dole, both Republicans, stood by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at her confirmation hearings for secretary of Health and Human Services.

But another Kansas senator, Sam Brownback, was nowhere to be seen, even though he had said he’d back Sebelius.

On Friday, he couldn’t be reached for comment.