Meghan McCain: 'I feel slighted as a conservative' by Biden flip-flop on Hyde Amendment

Meghan McCain: 'I feel slighted as a conservative' by Biden flip-flop on Hyde Amendment
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Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain to release audiobook on 'bold conservatism' for 21st century Meghan McCain presses Steyer on 2020 bid: 'You have not proven that you can inspire people' Ryan denies protesting national anthem at Democratic debate MORE said Monday that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Support for Sanders among college students reaches highest level since April Obama has taken active interest in Biden's campaign: report The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE's flip-flop on the Hyde Amendment is a "shot fired" at conservatives and will hurt him with centrist voters he needs to win over to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies MORE in the general election.
 
"He was for it for 40 years," McCain, a co-host of "The View," said on the program Monday.
 
"I actually was surprised by [Biden's flip] because he is filling the moderate compromise lane as the candidate and you are not going to out-progressive progressives," she said.
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“He is alienating the lane that I still see as the easiest way to beat President Trump, and [Biden is] alienating a lot of moderate and especially pro-lifers like me — this is kind of a shot fired,” she continued.

"Obviously, I hate President Trump and I think just on a moral and ethical standpoint, he isn’t fit to serve. But when you are talking about brass politics, I feel slighted as a conservative, and I feel slighted as someone who was open to [Biden] being president. I think that it is a dangerous lane for him to take for him to go super-far left. It's very dangerous," she said.
 
Biden announced last week that he would oppose the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funds from being used for abortion. He did so after his campaign initially said he continued to support Hyde. Most of Biden's rivals oppose the language, arguing it disproportionately hits poor and minority women.
 
Biden is currently the front-runner among the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination, but has seen his lead reduced recently.

A Saturday Des Moines Register-CNN poll of Iowa voters showed Biden at 24 percent support among Iowa voters, with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Support for Sanders among college students reaches highest level since April The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren unveils Native American policy plan Poll: Support for Sanders among college students reaches highest level since April Obama has taken active interest in Biden's campaign: report MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Support for Sanders among college students reaches highest level since April Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment Hillicon Valley: Deepfakes pose 2020 test for media | States beg Congress for more election security funds | Experts worry campaigns falling short on cybersecurity | Trump officials urge reauthorization of NSA surveillance program MORE (D) at 14 percent.
 
There has been some talk that the McCain family could endorse Biden, though her mother, Cindy McCain, denied a report about a forthcoming endorsement in the Washington Examiner.