Apparently the Speaker is willing to play with life.
Rumors are swirling that the Speaker, to induce Tom Graves and company to vote to oust Mike Evans, offered to put the Human Life Amendment up for a vote.
You pro-life voters pay attention to this: the vote was not coming to the floor on its own merits, but as a political deal to get the Speaker’s cronies elected. So much for life being of real value — it’s apparently only a negotiating tool.
If you support the Human Life Amendment, start praying for people less principled than Tom Graves, et al — people willing to sell out real principles to get the pro-life PR.
I just landed in Washington and was on the phone with Clelia Davis from the Speaker’s Office before I got off the plane. So, before leaving the airport, I want to make sure I put up this update.
According to the Speaker’s Office, they “categorically deny” this rumor. They say that one unnamed person suggested that the Speaker offer up the HLA in exchange for votes and he would not do it.
Good for him. And I apologize for having the facts wrong on this, but absolutely trust the person who gave it to me.
Likewise, they want to be sure everyone knows that there is zero truth to the rumor that the Speaker or Leadership would run anyone against any of the Republicans who voted for Evans.