President Biden's previously uncontroversial nominee to be White House deputy budget director, Shalanda Young, has landed in an 11th hour controversy after describing access to abortion as a matter of "racial justice."
Young has been broadly supported on Capitol Hill, including by Republicans with whom she has personal relationships from her past work in Congress, making the late-breaking controversy a surprise twist.
The content of Young's written answer on the anti-abortion Hyde Amendment policy was shared with The Post on Thursday after several senators cited it as their reason for voting against her nomination in committee on Wednesday.
Young wrote in response to a question about the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or threats to the life of the mother:
"The President has spoken in favor of Congress ending the Hyde Amendment as part of his commitment to providing comprehensive health care for all women. Further, eliminating the Hyde Amendment is a matter of economic and racial justice because it most significantly impacts Medicaid recipients, who are low-income and more likely to be women of color."
The Hyde Amendment, of course, is the law that bans federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortions.
And this lady's out here basically saying it's racist to not want your tax dollars to go toward baby killing. This is Joe's pick for deputy budget director.
Is there anything the abortion worshipers won't do to make sure there are more abortions in this country?
Is there literally anything that a Marxist won't claim is a matter of "racial justice"?