He ‘Caved’: Biden Gets Wrecked for His ‘Flip-Flop-Flip’ on the Hyde Amendment Ahead of 2020

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2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden is earning the title as the king of flip-flopping when it comes to the Hyde Amendment.

In roughly a day, the 2020 hopeful did a 180 on his stance on the Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal funds from going toward most abortion services, excluding when a mother’s life is in danger, rape, or incest.

At the Democratic National Committee’s African American Leadership Council summit in Atlanta on Thursday, Biden switched his view on the amendment, saying he can’t support it anymore due to anti-abortion laws passing in several states, as IJR News reported.

“I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right,” he said. “If I believe healthcare is a right, as I do, I can longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s zip code.”

Biden’s flip-flops make for a confusing stance on the Hyde Amendment

Biden had long supported the Hyde Amendment, as he wrote in a 1994 letter to a Delaware constituent that “those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them.”

Then in 2007, he again stated that abortion isn’t a right, saying, “It goes to the question of whether or not you’re going to impose a view to support something that is not a guaranteed right but an affirmative action to promote.”

But recently, he took a different stance in early May, telling an ACLU volunteer that the controversial amendment “can’t stay.”

This view didn’t last long, as Biden confirmed on Wednesday that he supports the Hyde Amendment, but then flopped again Thursday evening, expressing his opposition for the amendment after backlash over his support.

Watch Biden’s flip-flops below:

Biden’s most recent turn comes after 2020 Democratic candidates and others were quick to criticize the 2020 hopeful’s stance.

Among those who criticized Biden was 2020 Democratic hopeful Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), who told CNN on Thursday that Biden’s position in support of the Hyde Amendment but being pro-choice is “wrong.”

Moulton, however, compared the position to “like saying, you know, ‘I support the troops, but I don’t want to pay them.’ That’s the analogy here, and I think it’s wrong,” as IJR Red reported.

Additionally, 2020 Democratic candidate and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) tweeted that repealing Hyde Amendment “should be nonnegotiable for all Democrats.”

“Biden caved to the far-left after only 24 hours of pressure,” Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra pointed out.

“His handling of this Hyde Amendment issue was a mess,” CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod tweeted. “… This was an awkward flip-flop-flip.”

Check out the reactions below:

As IJR Red reported, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also torched Biden for his flip-flop, as she said, “Biden should’ve just plagiarized his position from Planned Parenthood’s website from the start like he’s been doing for his other policy positions.”

McDaniel’s plagiarism reference is seemingly related to Biden receiving backlash this week over his climate change plan that was very similar to a nonprofit’s language, as IJR Red reported.

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Otis
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I agreed with David Axelrod. May God have mercy on my soul.

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