GOP lawmakers who helped stall a controversial late-term abortion bill are getting hit with a stiff backlash — including warnings about primary challenges.
“I believe in political retribution, otherwise you might as well close up shop,” Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser told The Hill.
The GOP-backed legislation expected to be passed Thursday was suddenly pulled from consideration late Wednesday over concerns by some female Republican lawmakers about a provision mandating rape victims to report the crime before obtaining the procedure.
“I think that there probably will be [primary challenges],” Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a religious political group in Washington, told The Hill.
“I think there will be some consequences for this.”
South Carolina Republican strategist Luke Byars told The Hill conservatives in his early-voting presidential state have long memories.