Friday, December 9, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump to Pick Pro-Life Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as Interior Secretary

Update Dec. 13, 2016: President-elect Donald Trump did not select Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his secretary of Interior. The latest word is that pro-life Former Gov. Rick Perry will be heading the Department of Interior.
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington as his secretary of Interior, a source close to the transition told USA TODAY Friday.

The timing of the announcement of Rodgers' selection has not been determined, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because transition officials were not authorized to speak publicly about the nomination.

McMorris Rodgers is chair of the House Republican Conference, which makes her the fourth highest-ranking Republican in the House and the highest-ranking GOP woman in Congress.

News of the pick was swiftly criticized by environmentalists. [Source]


Although the Interior Secretary doesn’t have purview over important pro-life issues, the selection shows that the incoming president has no problem selecting pro-life advocates to serve in his administration.

The naming of the pro-life congresswoman to the interior secretary position follows on the heels of trump naming pro-life Governor Nikki Haley as his UN Ambassador and pro-life senator Jeff Sessions as his attorney general. Trump has also selected pro-life Congressman Tom Price to become his secretary for the health and human services department and he named pro-life physician Ben Carson as his HUD Secretary as well as pro-life advocate Betsy DeVos as his education secretary.

According to the National Right to Life Committee, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has a 100% pro-life voting record — voting to oppose abortion and abortion funding as well as repealing Obamacare and defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation. [Source]

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