NBC Floored Biden Supports ‘Controversial’, Pro-Life Hyde Amendment

The liberal media found a new angle to hit former Vice President Joe Biden from the far-left on Wednesday after it was learned he supported the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funds from being used on certain abortions.

For NBC’s report on the story, they treated it as though some dark secret from Biden’s past was revealed for the first time. “Now to a new uproar over abortion erupting today as Democratic candidates for president take aim at the early front runner, former Vice President Joe Biden amid a revelation about Biden's stance,” anchor Lester Holt announced as the network rushed to get Democrats on the record against the Hyde Amendment.

According to NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker, Biden was “coming under fire” because of the “revelations he still supports a controversial abortion law.” “Critics say the law prevents low-income women from access to abortion,” she added. Welker failed to recall that the Hyde Amendment was passed to keep the tax money of pro-life folks from going towards killing the unborn.

Calling the Hyde Amendment “a controversial abortion law” proved just how radical a position NBC News was willing to take on killing babies. For weeks, they’ve been decrying certain versions of the pro-life heartbeat laws because they didn’t make acceptations for rape, incest, or the life of the mother. The Hyde Amendment only allows federal funds to be spent on those types of abortions.

 

 

Further proving NBC’s extreme support for abortion, NBC national political reporter Heidi Przybyla actually admitted that “Joe Biden's position is very much in line with the general electorate. [Transition] 58 percent of Americans support keeping the Hyde amendment in place.”

So, something a large majority of Americans support was “controversial?” That’s nonsense. According to their definition, Hillary Clinton would have been a “controversial” president.

Somehow managing to describe Biden as “a devout Catholic,” Welker touted how his “views on abortion have evolved,” but huffed about how “he repeatedly voted against exceptions for victims of rape and incest during his early days in the Senate.”

Welker also made sure to boost floundering presidential candidates who wanted to share their extreme position on abortion:

SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): The Hyde Amendment is wrong. I think that we have a nation where all these insidious things are being done to undermine women's reproductive rights in this country.

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA): This isn't about politics; this is about what's right. The Hyde Amendment should not be American law.

“[I]t's likely to be a political flashpoint in the Democratic primary,” Welker predicted as she wrapped up the segment.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

NBC Nightly News
June 5, 2019
7:06:27 p.m. Eastern

LESTER HOLT: Now to a new uproar over abortion erupting today as Democratic candidates for president take aim at the early front runner, former Vice President Joe Biden amid a revelation about Biden's stance. NBC’s Kristen Welker explains.

[Cuts to video]

KRISTEN WELKER: Joe Biden has long supported Roe v. Wade.

JOE BIDEN: Number one, Roe v. Wade is the law of the land. A woman has the right to choose.

WELKER: But now he's coming under fire from other Democrats amid revelations he still supports a controversial abortion law: The Hyde Amendment, which bans using federal funds for abortion services except in cases of rape, insist, or to save the life of the mother.

Critics say the law prevents low income women from access to abortion.

SEN. CORY BOOKER: The Hyde Amendment is wrong. I think that we have a nation where all these insidious things are being done to undermine women's reproductive rights in this country.

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: This isn't about politics; this is about what's right. The Hyde Amendment should not be American law.

WELKER: Biden’s views on abortion have evolved. A devout Catholic, he repeatedly voted against exceptions for victims of rape and incest during his early days in the Senate.

On the Hyde Amendment, Biden's campaign tells NBC News he would be open to appealing it if abortion avenues that are currently protected under Roe v. Wade were threatened.

HEIDI PRZYBYLA: Joe Biden's position is very much in line with the general electorate. [Transition] 58 percent of Americans support keeping the Hyde amendment in place.

[Cuts back to live]

WELKER: Still, it's likely to be a political flashpoint in the Democratic primary. Lester?

HOLT: All right, thank you.

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