Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI) announced his retirement today after serving 18 years in Congress. Good riddance, he had the opportunity to stand up for his convictions, but caved instead for a meaningless executive order. He was already going to be vulnerable over his vote on the health care bill, but this puts his district even more into play.
Bart Stupak entered into a sham political deal that couldn’t be defended with a straight face. He put politics over principle and now even the politics are catching up to him. This is just the beginning of the fallout over pro-abortion health care reform. Ramming federal funding for abortion through against the will of the American people was a radioactive vote.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see more “Blue Dog” Democrats who claim to be prolife and yet voted for this bill cut and run.