Republican John Kasich May Drop Support for GOP

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 2, 2017   

His comments follow win of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Ohio governor is claiming the Republican party is in trouble after Roy Moore's surprise win in Alabama U.S. Senatorial race.

John Kasich, Ohio governor and 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidate, commented on October 1 to CNN "If the party can't be fixed ... then I'm not going to be able to support the party, period, that's the end of it."

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On September 26 U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, backed by Steve Bannon, beat GOP establishment backed Luther Strange by ten percentage points in the Republican primaries.

Known for his strong was chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, Moore was removed from office in 2003 for refusing to remove a statue of the Ten Commandments from the state supreme court.

Both Establishment Republicans and Democrats slammed Moore for his comments condemning homosexuality, his personal belief that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, and his claim that God may have removed his blessing from the United States owing to the legalization of abortion and sodomy, adding, "Maybe, just maybe, because we've distanced ourselves from the one that has it within His hands to heal this land."

With the possibility of Moore winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, Kasich commented, "I'm worried about our country and my kids' future. I am worried."

While Kasich is registered as a Republican, he has embraced Democrat causes, including amnesty for illegal aliens, claiming the enforcing of immigration laws is "inhumane" and that illegal aliens should stay because they're "already here."

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In December 2016 Kasich vetoed House Bill 493 banning abortion after six weeks, around the time an unborn baby's heart begins to beat.

He claimed the veto was "in the public interest," alleging, "The State of Ohio will be the losing party in that lawsuit and, as the losing party, the State of Ohio will be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to cover the legal fees for the pro-choice activists' lawyers."

Molly Smith, president of Cleveland Right to Life, called the veto a "missed opportunity."

"This was a time when we could have made a difference," she insisted, "we could have ended abortion probably within the next four to five years once this had gone through the courts. But Ohio missed its opportunity and we are very, very disappointed."

He did, however, support a 20-week abortion ban except for the usual exceptions for rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother.

Kasich finished his comments to CNN, stating, "But I not only want the Party to be straightened out, I want the country to be straightened out."

 

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