Pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List praised Donald Trump for hiring John Mashburn as a campaign policy adviser, calling Mashburn an “excellent hire, especially for the pro-life movement and our legislative priorities.”
“I have known and respected John Mashburn for many years,” SBA president Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement. “He is a smart strategist with deep pro-life roots. John is well-respected across every issue set. For him, the life issue is foundational and one which helped draw him into politics.”
Mashburn, a North Carolina native who most recently worked as North Carolina Republican Rep. Thom Tillis’s chief of staff. He has also served in the leadership offices of other senior congressional Republicans.
“If I were running for president, I would want John Mashburn as a top advisor, too. Congratulations on your new hire, Mr. Trump,” Dannenfelser continued. “If elected, no doubt John Mashburn will serve you well as you fulfill your campaign promises to defund Planned Parenthood, advance and sign into law the popular Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and appoint Justices to the bench who will protect and defend the Constitution.”