He ain't heavy, but why is he supporting the other guy?
Jack Billion held a press conference yesterday to condemn Governor Rounds' signing of HB1215. And who should show up but Billion's brother. Who made a statement in support of Governor Rounds' signing of HB 1215:
South Dakota's abortion debate took a bizarre twist Wednesday when the younger brother of gubernatorial candidate Jack Billion showed up at a news conference to oppose his sibling's position. Democrat Jack Billion called the stunt an example of how divisive the issue is and how some people have little tolerance for other views.Read all of this Associated Press Article here in the Rapid City Journal. Or, you can read a similar article on MSNBC, where this twist in the campaign made National Press yesterday
"He has his right. He has the right to believe the way he wants," the candidate said. "I don't know that he has the right to tell me what I have to believe, and that's the whole gist of this law."
Jack Billion, a retired Sioux Falls physician, said he called the news conference to clarify his position on South Dakota's newly passed abortion ban, which is up for a public vote in November.
Afterward, Stephen Billion, a Sioux Falls internal medicine physician, called reporters into a separate room of the Old Courthouse Museum to read a prepared statement supporting the ban and Gov. Mike Rounds.
"I support this courageous act by our S.D. Legislature and Governor Rounds, because it recognizes the scientific and moral truth about human life in the womb," Stephen Billion read.