EXCLUSIVE – @AOC on Joe Biden’s Hyde Amendment position: “That’s not a progressive position. And you know what? If your pride is being a moderate, centrist candidate, then go out and say that.” –@EmmaVigeland reports.
— Rebel HQ (@TYTPolitics) June 6, 2019
Recapping Biden’s positions on the Hyde amendment:
1976-May 8, 2019: Supports
May 8, 2019-June 4, 2019: Opposes
June 5, 2019-8:00pm on June 6, 2019: Supports
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) June 7, 2019
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The 29-year-old bartender-turned-unlikely congresswoman with a dependency for fillers such as “like” and “you know” made her distaste for Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden crystal clear in an interview with the Young Turks.
Per USA Today:
In the interview with the liberal media outlet, the freshman lawmaker, who has quickly become a social media star since taking office in January, took issue with Biden’s claim that he has the most progressive record of any candidate running in the 2020 presidential race, taking issue specifically with his reported support of the Hyde Amendment, a measure that blocks federal funding for abortion in most cases. (Later Thursday, at a Democratic Party event in Atlanta, Biden announced he no longer backs the decades-only funding prohibition.)
“The term progressive is getting hijacked so much that people just think it means Democrat now and not all Democrats are progressive,” said Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive and self-described Democratic Socialist. “I’m sorry but if you’re going to come out and say you support the Hyde Amendment, which prevents us from funding clinics like Planned Parenthood. That’s not progressive.”
She added: “If your pride is being a moderate, centrist candidate then go out and say that. Say ‘I’m proud to be a centrist,’ ‘I’m proud to be funded by Wall Street.'”
“Say it. Own it. Be it, but don’t kind of come out here and say you’re a progressive candidate but at the same time not support repealing something as basic as the Hyde Amendment.,” Ocasio-Cortez said.