Yet Another Richard Rich
Regarding the recent voting record of Army Secretary-Designate John McHugh, John McCormack asks "But for Wales?":
From 1997 to June of 2009, Rep. John McHugh (R-NY), had a near perfect pro-life voting record. But since June he’s gone 0 for 3 on pro-life votes. Why the change of heart? McHugh’s press secretary won’t say. But the likely reason is obvious: On June 2, 2009 President Obama nominated McHugh to serve as his Secretary of the Army. The Senate is expected to vote on his nomination today or tomorrow, according to McHugh's press secretary and Hill staffers.
Since June 2, McHugh has voted for a bill would establish an office that would promote abortion overseas; he didn’t vote on an amendment to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood; and he voted to allow taxpayer-funding of abortions in Washington, D.C.—a measure that will lead to the "funding of 4,000 or 5,000 abortions annually with congressionally appropriated funds, including about 1,000 abortions a year that would not happen otherwise," according to the National Right to Life Committee's Douglas Johnson.
Even if McHugh’s voting with the Democrats wasn’t part of an explicit quid pro quo with Obama and Rahm Emanuel, his decision to forsake his 12 years of voting pro-life simply to please his new boss would still call into question his integrity.