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Steve LaTourette’s Exit

The Ohio Republican announced his retirement from Congress, saying that the vote on an anti-abortion bill today was a good example of why he’s leaving. Posturing, he called it. He voted present “to make a point,” according to a sympathetic account at the Fox News website. Well, fine, I guess. But LaTourette is a co-sponsor of the bill! He agreed to co-sponsor it on April 17. Somebody’s definitely posturing here. (And too bad Fox News didn’t check on this.)

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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