WASHINGTON - The Washington Times' Ralph Zallow reports that RNC Chairman Reince Preibus is re-arranging the Republican National Committee's Winter Meeting starting January 22 to encourage for the first time RNC national committee members to participate in the annual March for Life.
Illinois RNC Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte, who also serves on the RNC Executive Board as secretary told Illinois Review she encouraged the change in the RNC agenda. "I plan on walking in the parade," she said.
Zallow explains what happened:
In an unprecedented show of opposition to abortion, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is delaying the start of the party’s annual winter meeting so he and other committee members can join the March for Life on the National Mall, The Washington Times has learned.
Mr. Preibus, a plain-spoken Greek Orthodox attorney from Wisconsin, will join members of his party’s national committee and thousands of other abortion opponents in the annual right-to-life march scheduled for Jan. 22.
“I saw that there was a real interest among a significant portion of our members to attend and support the Rally for Life,” Mr. Priebus said in an email to The Times. “This is a core principle of our party. It was natural for me to support our members and our principles.”