FRC Action: 'Unnamed' Republican Declares War on Conservative Values

Oct 19, 2009, 13:50 ET from FRC Action PAC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an October 15th story in The Hill an "unnamed GOP congressman" implied that those who do not support Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special election, including Rep. Mike Pence, are anti-women. The "unnamed" GOP congressman made the accusation because of Congressman Pence's lack of support for a pro-abortion, pro-same-sex marriage, liberal woman. FRC Action PAC does not support Scozzafava and has endorsed the Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the race.

Connie Mackey, President of FRC Action PAC released the following statement responding to the article:

"This 'unnamed' Representative knows very well that it's Scozzafava's left-wing voting record that Congressman Pence, FRC Action PAC, and other conservatives cannot support.

"You can be certain that conservatives will back a woman candidate when that woman reflects the conservative values of her district and supports the very document that is the platform of her own Party. From what we have seen, Dede Scozzafava does neither.

"Indeed, we need more good women like Marsha Blackburn and Michele Bachmann in Congress and our PAC would be the first to endorse such women. FRC Action PAC has endorsed Doug Hoffman and if that signals 'civil war' within the Republican Party -- then so be it. However, remember conservatives did not shoot the first volley.

"I call on this 'unnamed congressman' to identify himself and apologize for maligning his fellow Members of Congress and others who refuse to back a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, liberal candidate who fails to reflect the values the Republican Party."

FRC Action is a 501(c)(4) membership organization. FRC Action is the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, a 501(c)(3) organization.