Operation Rescue Says, “This Is The Last Straw!”

New Information in Washington Post Reveals that Miers Cannot be “Trusted.”

WASHINGTON, DC — Operation Rescue promises to actively oppose the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court of the United States if she refuses to withdraw her name from consideration. Operation Rescue was the first group to publicly call for Miers withdrawal.

“In recent weeks, the only evidence that has been forthcoming concerning Miers judicial philosophy — if any — especially concerning life issues has caused us to be more concerned than ever that Miers is not the right person for this job,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“Evidence published today in the Washington Post shows that Miers cannot be trusted,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In speeches given to a Dallas women’s group, she praised rabid pro-aborts such as Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, and Kay Bailey Hutchinson and made disturbing remarks in favor of ‘self-determination’ — a liberal code word for abortion on demand. This indicates that the Miers nomination is an utter betrayal of President Bush’s campaign promise to conservatives to appoint justices to the Supreme Court in the mold of Scalia and Thomas.”

“The President insists that we simply trust him that Miers will not change. But what does that mean? Miers seems to be a political chameleon that changes with the prevailing mood of the day. Now she is ‘pro-life’ but a few years ago she was obviously pro-abortion. This is absolutely unacceptable and is a slap in the face to conservatives who cast their votes for Bush based on his promise to reform the Supreme Court,” said OR spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger.

“We have a message for the President,” said Newman. “Read my lips: Your nomination of Harriet Miers has little to no support among the conservative base that re-elected you. In the best interest of this nation, please withdraw Miers’ name from consideration to the nation’s highest court, and appoint someone with proven conservative credentials, or face a battle of epic proportions that will spill into the mid-term elections with devastating consequences for you and the Republican Party.”

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