Ohio Gov. John Kasich says that while he would like to see Planned Parenthood lose its federal funding he sees no point in some Republicans' plans to shut down the government unless they can be assured of success.
"I was involved in the shutdown in the '90s, but as a result of that, we got a federally balanced budget 'cause we kind of knew that there were a number of people in the Clinton administration that believed it needed to be done," Kasich, a former congressman and current GOP presidential candidate said on "Fox News Sunday."
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But President Barack Obama has promised to veto any defunding of Planned Parenthood, and Republicans don't have enough votes for an override, Kasich said.
"I think there are other ways for Congress to try to deal with this, and they need to be more creative in regard to Planned Parenthood, he said.
Republicans have stepped up efforts to defund the group after a series of videos began being released in late summer showing officials with the group talking about selling tissue from aborted fetuses for research.
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