Tim Kaine contradicts Hillary Clinton’s statement on abortion and the Hyde Amendment
I think that it is safe to say there is a rift brewing within the Democratic Party on Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine to be her running-mate. The far-left wing of the Democratic Party–especially the Bernie Sanders supporters–are not happy with the choice because they were hoping for somebody who was more of a leftist. This portion of the party does not trust Hillary Clinton because of her ties to Wall Street and the fact that she is a millionaire campaigning against millionaires. It also does not help that Tim Kaine has been a supporter of the TPP and nobody really knows where Hillary Clinton stands on the trade agreement because she has been wishy-washy on the issue.
And then there is the issue of abortion: Tim Kaine is a Catholic and has stated he is personally opposed to abortion and he has been a supporter of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the Federal funding of abortion, while Hillary Clinton wants the amendment repealed. In an attempt to win over some trust from the far-left faction of the party Hillary Clinton claimed that her running-mate has changed his mind and now supports the amendment’s repeal.
Here is more:
“He has said that he will stand with Secretary Clinton to defend a woman’s right to choose, to repeal the Hyde Amendment,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told CNN.
However in an interview Tim Kaine has contradicted Hillary Clinton and said he has not changed his stance on the Hyde Amendment. Here is more on that:
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine seemingly contradicted the assertion, made by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and his own spokesperson, that he would work with the nominee on restoring Medicaid funding for abortion.
In an interview with CNN Friday, Kaine said, “I have been for the Hyde Amendment. I haven’t changed my position on that.” He then repeated it: “I have not changed my position. Have not changed my position on that.”
Seemingly? It looks pretty obvious to me! Somebody is lying and if you ask me Tim Kaine sounds pretty adamant about his position so if I were a betting man you know where I would place my money. It will be interesting to see how this election plays out but right now it looks like Hillary Clinton may have made a miscalculation in choosing her running-mate. Will it be politically fatal? Only time will tell…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium