Press Release
| Bob Salera

Smith votes against life

Tina Smith reinforced the left’s extreme abortion positions today, voting against legislation to restrict abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy.

Despite polling showing 6 in 10 Americans supporting the legislation, Smith joined her liberal Democratic colleagues in opposing this commonsense bill. The Democratic Party has become increasingly aggressive on the issue of abortion, with DNC Chairman Tom Perez announcing last year that pro-life candidates were not welcome. As a Democrat, this created a major dilemma for Smith. She could either support the opinions of Minnesotans or bow to the extreme views espoused by the most liberal elements of her party. After today’s vote, it’s clear Smith would rather stand with the far-left wing of her party than Minnesota families.

“Instead of representing Minnesota values, Tina Smith surrendered to the radical views of her liberal donors and party bosses,” said NRSC Spokesman Michael McAdams. “When given the opportunity to protect the unborn, Smith skirted her duty and voted to support the most extreme positions of the liberal Democratic Party.”