Senate Confirms Pro-Abortion Xavier Becerra as Health and Human Services Secretary

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The Senate narrowly confirmed Xavier Becerra, President Biden's pick for health and human services secretary, today with 50 Democrats in favor and 49 Republicans opposed.

Becerra, former attorney general for the state of California and Democratic U.S. Representative, is well-known in pro-life communities and beyond for the expansion of his pro-abortion policies and persecution of pro-life groups and individuals. During his time in Congress, he earned a 100% rating from abortion lobbyists such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America for his support of partial-birth abortion and opposition to criminalizing pain caused to an unborn child during the commission of another crime. As a result, his nomination is one of Biden's most controversial to date.

Reactions to Becerra's confirmation are diametrically opposed.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted:

Likewise, Senator Ted Cruz highlights the lack of experience on which the very nature of the position is founded:

But embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom of California offers his congratulations and support:

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, which Becerra has long supported, agreed, saying:

This is the 20th confirmation of Biden's 23 Cabinet picks.

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