Biden Announces More Progressive Stances After Liberal Criticism
Reuters reports Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has found himself needing to take more specific stances on policy.
The former vice president currently has a large lead over his 23 competitors.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll from this week says Biden draws 31% of support from Democratic and independent voters, while Bernie Sanders in second place has 14% of support.
After facing criticism from liberals and abortion-rights groups, Biden on Thursday reversed his public stance on the Hyde Amendment, a law that prohibits federal funds for abortions.
After 40 years of supporting the measure, Biden said this week that he now opposes it.
Biden also rolled out a more progressive climate change plan than was previously expected.