Continuing a pattern of questionable appointees, President Obama's nomination of Dawn Johnson to the head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel is now being criticized by Rep. Steve King (Iowa.)
The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on the nomination today. In press release, King said:
Nominating Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel is a serious step away from finding common ground with pro-life Americans. Her personal pro-abortion agenda, previous disparaging comments about pro-life Americans and past criticism of Congress' ban on partial-birth abortion are evidence that she is not interested in finding common ground with those who oppose her narrow philosophy. Ms. Johnsen has condemned virtually every type of regulation of abortion conceived by a legislature.
“She is so against an unborn child’s right-to-live that she has labeled mothers-to-be ‘fetal containers.’
King's team compiled some of the things Johnson has said regarding abortion, including comparisons of pro-life supporters to terrorists and the belief that abortions are "no longer traumatic" but simply produce "relief."
King points out that the nomination of Johnson will "detract from the President's stated goal of reducing abortions and finding common ground on life issues."