Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment Thursday after facing intense backlash from within his own party.
Biden, while speaking in Atlanta, first reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade.
He was noted saying the following at the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta, Georgia:
Something of a campaign milestone tonight: for first time since joining race @JoeBiden is speaking at an event that also features another 2020 candidate. Biden next, @BetoORourke later tonight in Atlanta for DNC gala pic.twitter.com/A3Mvv2bdrj
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) June 6, 2019
But then he took things a step further, saying that the current culture made it impossible for him to continue to support such an amendment.
NBC News correspondent Mike Memoli noted the reversal, tweeting, “NEWS: Biden says that in an environment where women’s health is under assault especially in GOP-led states, he ‘can no longer support an amendment’ that cuts off funding, as in Hyde.”
This was a late addition to his remarks. Teleprompter is set up, but he read these remarks from the podium. Now back on prompter
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) June 7, 2019
BREAKING: Democrat Joe Biden announces he can no longer support the Hyde Amendment after getting attacked by Democrats over the last 24 hours for supporting it
He blames Republicans for his decision pic.twitter.com/vV1wTD3B3q
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 7, 2019
Reprinted with permission from - Daily Caller - by Virginia Kruta