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 clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' Delaney: Trump's remarks on accepting intel from foreign entity show he's not 'one-quarter of the man' McCain was Meghan McCain: 'I feel slighted as a conservative' by Biden flip-flop on Hyde Amendment MORE said Monday that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution Biden lays out immigration priorities, rips Trump for 'assault on dignity' 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 TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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 SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond' Group of wealthy Americans write open letter asking to be taxed more Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegGroup of wealthy Americans write open letter asking to be taxed more The Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate 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.