Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, will block Dr. von Eschenbach’s nomination unless the F.D.A. takes steps to remove the abortion drug RU-486 from the market, said Wesley M. Denton, Mr. DeMint’s press secretary.Mr. DeMint, are you a doctor? No? Then on what authority can you say that RU-486 ought to be pulled from the market?
“Senator DeMint believes that a qualified F.D.A. nominee would publicly discourage RU-486’s use and take immediate steps to remove it from the market,” he said. “We’ve reached a breaking point here, and the senator’s not going to budge until they wake up over at F.D.A.”
Yeah, I thought so.