Congressman Sean Duffy Talks About Controversial Abortion Comments
The controversy started last week when Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy talked about abortion on the U.S. House floor. He mentioned Congressional Black Congress members weren't doing anything to address abortion.
Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore immediately fired back on the floor and through a press release.
Duffy said Thursday, "The African-American community is 15 percent of the population as a whole but account for 40 percent of the abortions. I think Gwen was coming after me maybe because she doesn't like the stats. But I was there talking about serious problems that I think should be addressed by the community as a whole and I want to join them, I want to work with them."
He says some of that support is coming from leaders in the African-American community. He names religious leaders along with Alveda King; she's the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, and a pro-life activist.
Moore says she’s open to working with Duffy. She also said she’s not expecting an apology from the Congressman, while denying reports she’s pushing an effort to formally condemn Duffy.