UPDATED 8:15 PM PT – Thursday, January 21, 2021
During the new administration’s first press conference Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki danced around a question on whether Biden supports the Hyde Amendment and the Mexico City Policy.
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Psaki side-stepped the question by saying Biden is a devout Catholic, but she failed to provide a definitive answer on his position.
“Well I think we’ll have more to say on the Mexico City Policy in the coming days,” Psaki stated. “I’ll just take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic and someone who attends church regularly. He started his day attending church with his family this morning, but I don’t have anything more for you on that.”
Biden has a history of flip-flopping on his position on the Hyde Amendment. For example, in 2019 he opposed it before he quickly shifted to supporting it.