Joe Biden attacked by Democratic rivals for backing abortion curbs

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The poll found 31% of Democratic and independent voters would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, 14% supported U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and 9% backed U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA.

Biden said that he did not support the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and was criticized heavily by the pro-abortion wing of the party.

Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity", Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) mocked former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, for his newly unveiled climate proposal. The order established "an adequate enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered), consistent with a longstanding Federal statutory restriction that is commonly known as the Hyde Amendment".

Representatives Seth Moulton of MA and Eric Swalwell of California, who also are running in the 2020 race are cosponsors of a similar measure in the House.

"They're [the Democratic Party] longing for the status quo anti-Trump", Kavanagh told hosts John Kiriakou and Brian Becker on Wednesday. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kamala Harris of California. "Women of means will still have access to abortions", Warren said.

The freshman House Democrat reports that her legislative team is meeting with the Texas senator's, and the two sides are genuinely trying to work in concert on an effort to ban former members of Congress from serving as lobbyists.

"Listen I think we need a progressive president", said Ocasio-Cortez in an interview published Thursday. "Perhaps he doesn't have all the facts".

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What is the Hyde Amendment?

Biden also joined many of his Democratic primary opponents in pledging not to accept campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry and promising to keep the the United Nations climate agreement signed in 2015 while he was vice president under President Barack Obama.

The RCP average has Sanders at 175, followed by Sens. Cory Booker and Minnesota Sen.

The debate over repealing the Hyde Amendment is one of those instances where the political drama outweighs any real-world implications.

Biden's abortion views came under scrutiny recently after video emerged of a conversation between him and a SC activist that appeared to suggest he backed the Hyde Amendment's repeal.

Elizabeth Warren gets asked if Joe Biden is wrong for supporting the Hyde Amendment. That would change, it said, "if avenues for women to access their protected rights under Roe v. Wade are closed". "Donald Trump will trounce him in the general election". The prohibition on taxpayer-funded abortions is unlikely to disappear anytime soon, whether or not a Democratic presidential candidate supports it. Joe Biden is a household name and can cut across the divide to speak to numerous same voters who pulled the lever for Trump in 2016. "I've lived in an America where abortions were illegal".

As a party, Democrats didn't expressly state opposition to the Hyde Amendment until 2016.

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Biden's plan hinges on tax breaks, direct spending and federal regulatory power.

Abortion rights supporters also condemned the Hyde Amendment on Wednesday.

"Yes", Biden said unequivocally. Plagiarism is really the least of Biden's sins.

"I know it's a ton", she added. We'll talk about it.

Trump has near-unanimous support among Republicans and the same goes for Biden among Democrats, but independents back Biden, 55% to 33%.

"Membership of the Carbon Capture Coalition, where some of Biden's language seems to have originated, includes Shell, Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Cloud Peak Energy", wrote Nelson, who tweeted side-by-side screenshots of language from the Carbon Capture Coalition and Biden's plan.

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