Democrats Oppose Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Just Because He’s Pro-Life

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 18, 2018   |   12:47PM   |   Washington, DC

Supporting unrestricted abortion on demand has become a big deal for Democrat politicians.

So much so that it appears one Senate Democrat my have changed her mind about supporting Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State because he is pro-life.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire announced Tuesday that she will not support President Donald Trump’s latest nominee for Secretary of State.

“The Secretary of State is a policy-making position, and I continue to have deep concerns regarding Mr. Pompeo’s past statements and policy views, particularly in regards to the LGBTQ community, American Muslims and women’s reproductive rights,” Shaheen wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. “For these reasons, I have concluded that I cannot support Director Pompeo to lead the State Department at this critical time.”

Pompeo currently is the director of the CIA. A former U.S. Congressman from Kansas, Pompeo has a long record of supporting pro-life legislation.

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas questioned Shaheen’s decision Wednesday morning.

“Very disappointing from @SenatorShaheen,” Cotton wrote on Twitter. “She expressed admiration for Director Pompeo at his hearing, now she opposes a Secretary of State nominee because of his pro-life views? How many Republcians [sic] opposed Hillary or Kerry over their extreme abortion views?”

On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton supported forcing taxpayers to fund abortions. She also advocated for unregulated abortions for any reason up to birth.

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But the Democratic Party has adopted an increasingly radical stance on abortion. Earlier this year, the DNC even refused to support an incumbent pro-life lawmaker in its own ranks.

In 2016, the DNC approved a platform calling for full support of abortion for any reason up to birth and taxpayer funding of abortions. Both are widely unpopular positions among the general public, but Democratic lawmakers are expected to toe the party line.