Earlier this week, I wondered if Sam Brownback’s public support of Kathleen Sebelius’ nomination to be HHS Secretary would quiet some of her anti-abortion critics. Apparently not, especially among the more fringe-y elements. It did, however, manage to re-focus some of their anger at Brownback himself. In the latest slap at Brownback, the Family Research Council has decided to boycott the weekly Values Action Team meetings he convenes on the Hill.
Given how often Republicans have been apologizing to their conservative base over the past few weeks, I wonder if we should be watching for a Brownback reversal.