The RINO’s are Back in Town: GOP Chairman Steele Says Pro-Abortion Candidates “Absolutely” Welcomed by GOP

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has again cast doubt on his professed loyalty to the pro-life movement by saying he “absolutely” believes there is room for a pro-abortion candidate in the GOP. Steele gave the remarks during a brief interview with the Columbus Dispatch in a local restaurant Thursday after leading a Republican rally against President Obama’s health care legislation. Steele told the newspaper that a Republican candidate’s view on legal protection for unborn children should reflect the views of their local constituencies. The GOP chair was then asked if there is room in the party for a pro-abortion candidate such as Steve Stivers of Ohio’s 15th district, who is favored to win the Republican nomination next year.