Kansas Senate candidate is an abortion advocate who has done his best to run away from the issue of abortion in this solidly pro-life Midwestern state. First, Orman literally ran away from a voter who want him to explain his pro-abortion position.
Now, he’s reneging on a pledge to read pro-life legislation he may have to consider voting on in the Senate.
So busy, in fact, that the Kansas independent senate candidate has been unable to read two Republican-backed abortion bills he was asked about last month and indicated he would review before Election Day.
“We haven’t had a chance,” Orman told The Daily Caller when asked Sunday if he had read the bills, which The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack first pressed him on following an Oct. 9 debate.
Orman, a Kansas City-area businessman, is challenging three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts.
One of the bills McCormack brought up would prohibit federal funding for abortions. The other would ban abortions past 20 weeks on the grounds that fetuses begin feeling pain at that point in the gestation cycle. Both bills are likely to come up for a vote if Republicans regain control of the Senate.
“We’ve been [busy] campaigning and traveling the state,” Orman told TheDC in an interview at his Wichita campaign offices, where he spoke to about a dozen supporters gearing up for a final push into Tuesday’s election.