Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said on the House floor that she could no longer support Komen, the charity known for its pink ribbons and products. “I have been a big booster of the Susan G. Komen organization,” Speier said. “But not anymore.”
The liberal advocacy group MoveOn launched a petition Wednesday urging Komen to restore the funding for Planned Parenthood. Several congressional Democrats said the group should reverse course, including Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.) and Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), the party’s campaign chiefs.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Komen was cowering at the prospect of a GOP “witch hunt.”