Renee Ellmers bounced back and forth on whether she’d support a ban on late-term abortions:
Some pro-life groups were surprised by Ellmers’ objections to the bill, but Ellmers insisted on Wednesday that she changed her position because the bill has changed since she last voted on it. “It really isn’t the same as it was last year,” Ellmers told me. “It is the most confusing thing I’ve ever seen.” […]
If she’s really that confused about what’s put in front of her in DC, she REALLY needs to come home and be replaced by SOMEONE — anyone — more competent. The Weekly Standard called ol’ Renee out on her alleged confusion:
[…] The text of the bill that she voted for on June 18, 2013 (you can read it here) included the reporting requirement that she now opposes. Democrats did not make an issue of the reporting requirement in 2013 or during the 2014 elections. In 2014, the issue of late-term abortion actually hurt Democratic Senate candidates.
By creating controversy where none previously existed, Ellmers and other dissenters have ensured that Democrats will attack the reporting requirement. The reporting requirement does not seem, however, to be a significant political vulnerability. A Quinnipiac poll that explicitly mentioned the requirement found that American voters still support the legislation by a 2-1 margin. […]