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 McCainChelsea Clinton says she's not considering a bid for New York House seat Meghan McCain praises Yang for starting conversation on automation: 'It's incredibly impressive' Meghan McCain: It's 'breaking my heart' Warren is leading Biden in the polls MORE said Monday that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Romney: Republicans don't criticize Trump because they fear it will help Warren 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 TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' 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 SandersWarren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' Warren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All' Ocasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Warren, Yang fight over automation divides experts Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision Buttigieg says he wasn't comfortable with Clinton attack on Gabbard Buttigieg: Trump undermining US credibility 'is going to cost us for years and years' 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.