Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Monday came out firmly against President Joe Biden’s nominee for Deputy Secretary of State, who he says holds a "radical position on abortion."
Biden announced in January he would nominate Wendy Sherman, who served as under secretary of state for political affairs in the Obama Administration, for the post of Deputy Secretary of State. Rubio, in an opinion piece for Fox News, said Sherman's role leading negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal “should be disqualifying” on its own. Rubio, however, focuses on Sherman's work for EMILY’s List and in the Clinton Administration’s State Department.
“The story begins in the early 1990s, when Sherman served as one of the first directors of EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest pro-abortion political action committee," Rubio wrote. "Her time in leadership saw the organization grow significantly and expand abortion advocacy in national politics."
He added: “That on its own should cause Senate Republicans, and any senator who values the sanctity of life, to think twice about her nomination."
Rubio shone a spotlight on Sherman's "advocacy" for abortion "well beyond our own borders."
"While serving in the Clinton administration’s State Department, she helped to advance efforts to advocate abortion access around the world," Rubio wrote. “ ... With Sherman as the number two in charge, we would risk allowing our programs to be hijacked and turned into a propaganda machine for advocating abortion-on-demand worldwide.”
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