Pro-life Governor in hot water for hiring pro-choice employee

An Author for the National Republican Congressional Committee and Press Secretary at Friends of Scott Walker who claims on her Linkedin page that she has been a Regional Press Secretary – West at National Republican Congressional Committee, press Secretary at Scott Brown for U.S. Senate Campaign is being criticized for blogging in favor of abortion.

Alleigh Marre
On her blog Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s press secretary , Alleigh Marré once wrote , “I’m a Republican, and I support Planned Parenthood, a woman’s right to choose.”
Alleigh Marre Blog abortion Planned Parenthood

Governor Walker came under criticism last week to fire Alleigh Marre after the information became more public.

I’m open to people based on their competence,” said the anti-choice governor, who explained that “she’s not a policymaker on those particular issues. She’s acting as a communications person.”

Speaking to reporters, the governor added, “You all have opinions, I assume, on abortion, and taxes and death penalties and that. That doesn’t affect your ability to cover someone who’s got a position that may differ with yours in the media; hers would be the same with me.

Pro-lifers responded.

Obviously, that’s a problem. These are top positions,” said Matt Sande, Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Legislative Director. “They should be of one mind on these core social issues. I think he needs a new spokeswoman, immediately.”

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