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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"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 SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' Tensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Biden, Sanders tax plans would raise less revenue than claimed: studies MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Overnight Defense: Trump downplays troops' concussion injuries in Iran attack | Dems offer case against Trump on day two of trial | UN links Saudis to hack of Bezos' phone 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.