Like all other Democrats, Joe Biden is apparently now taking his marching orders from Hollywood.
He has flipped, flopped, and then flipped again on support for the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal tax dollars from funding abortions.
He doesn’t seem to know where he is supposed to be on this issue, so Alyssa Milano told him what to think.
The Atlantic reports:
How Biden’s Campaign Confronted Him on Abortion
Joe Biden’s aides knew that the 2020 front-runner was going to get ripped apart over his support of the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion procedures. They were frustrated that the former vice president wouldn’t change his stance, and that he wasn’t initially receptive to their concerns. Now that Biden has come out against Hyde, his aides are trying to prevent him from being labeled a flip-flopper.
This was a tense two days in Biden’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. The candidate was caught off guard after an NBC News story published Wednesday morning attempted to nail down where he stands on abortion policy—specifically Hyde. Symone Sanders, one of Biden’s senior advisers, confronted him, she confirmed to me Thursday night, telling Biden that he was missing how his position disproportionately affected poor women and women of color without easy access to abortion.
Alyssa Milano, the actor who’s become a major online presence on issues of women’s rights as well as a friend of the Biden team, spoke by phone Wednesday with Biden’s campaign manager, Greg Schultz, telling him that the candidate needed to change. More calls came in, more tough conversations.
Here’s an excellent question:
If Joe Biden can't stand up to Alyssa Milano, how can he stand up to the Chinese or the Russians? https://t.co/UJCvt3cNZV
— Father Peter West (@fr_pwest) June 9, 2019
It’s an excellent point:
If Joe Biden can’t stand up to Alyssa Milano, we’re supposed to put him up against the worlds tyrants? Don’t think so #ByeByeJoe
— Easter Worshiper (@Twin66) June 9, 2019
Here’s an important reminder…
Man you really know how to pick them pic.twitter.com/ydczt4PkNl
— Myrtle beach (@Middle79298594) June 6, 2019