President Obama's Administration appointees have often been less than impressive. After numerous individuals -- including Republican Sen. Judd Gregg -- decided against accepting a position, others were forced out of their opportunities due to tax problems. Most recently, there was great controversy in his decision to appoint Dawn Johnson to head of the Office of Legal Counse due to her extremely pro-abortion stances in the past.
Now, House Republican Chairman Mike Pence has called for Obama to withdraw Harry Knox as a nominee for the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood partnerships. Knox has a history of publicly attacking the Pope and other religious leaders for their support of traditional marriage. Pence acknowledged Knox's appointment as "deeply offensive" to the faith based community he would serve.
"...the President’s recent appointment to his advisory council makes a mockery out of the religious beliefs of countless Americans," said Pence in a statement. " This selection furthers the divisive politics the American people have rejected and the President promised to abandon. I call on the President to withdraw this appointment and select a person who can serve the faith-based community with the respect and dignity it deserves.”