Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is reveling in former Vice President Joe Biden’s penchant for political gaffes.
After the Democratic 2020 contender reversed his previous stance on the Hyde Amendment Thursday evening, McDaniel knocked Biden on Twitter for the policy flip-flop and accusations that his campaign plagiarized some of its climate change and education policy from advocacy groups, even though the accusations of lifting material without credit were thin.
After weeks of confusion on where he stands, Joe Biden just endorsed unlimited taxpayer funding of abortion.
Biden should've just plagiarized his position from Planned Parenthood’s website from the start like he's been doing for his other policy positions.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 7, 2019
During a Democratic event in Atlanta Thursday evening, Biden announced he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment, which bars Medicaid recipients from using federal funds for abortion, with a few exceptions. The reversal comes just one day after he reiterated his support for the amendment.
But after receiving a wide swath of criticism from women’s rights groups, as well as his fellow 2020 candidates over the Hyde Amendment’s disparaging impact on low-income women of color, Biden changed his tune.