Former Senior Adviser To President Obama, David Axelrod criticized Former Vice President Joe Biden’s flip-flop on supporting the Hyde Amendment. Axelrod made an appearance on the propaganda cable news channel CNN. Co-Host John Berman starts off by saying,
“The vast majority of 2020 Democrat candidates are heading to Iowa this weekend but front runner Joe Biden will not be there. The former Vice President reversed course on a major issue that’s very important to Democratic issues last night. He announced that he no longer supports a ban federal funding on abortions.
“We want to get the bottom line with CNN’s senior political commentator David Axelrod. David since you been with us I’ve only known you to be incredibly kind and gentle with Democratic candidates. You though call what happened with the Biden campaign the last few days a mess, explain.”
“I will not deal with the premise of your question there are a lot of Democrats who complain that I have not been gentle. But look, I think this was a parable about Biden that goes to question marks about his candidacy. He’s roll was flawless in my view and he’s has a very solid spring, but this underscores questions that people have had that he could go the distance.
“One because the virtue of him having a long record and comforting people and being a figure of stability has a filp side that you have to defend positions that you’ve had over the course of 45 years in politics. Some of which may have been acceptable in the day and not acceptable now. We see that on this issue a the Hyde Amendment.
“But the others the way this thing came down. Joe Biden was out on the campaign and he’s not been out that much and a voter challenged him on the question of Hyde. Video was rolling and he said he would reverse that policy. Then the next day the campaign or when it became to light the campaign put out a statement and said, no he still believes in the Hyde Amendment. Then there was a furor and last night he fipped again.
“So, that was a flip-flop-flip which is never a good thing in politics and it raises questions about his own performance and his own steadiness and his campaign’s performance. So, this was not a good, beyond the issue itself this was not a reassuring episode for the Biden campaign.”
Co-Host Alisyn Camerota interjected a little humor into the conversation and said,
“A flip-flop-flip also know as a triple Axelrod.”
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