The top Democratic contender's campaign team said that they "inadvertently" failed to a credit the think tanks that had originally written the passages that were slotted word for word into Mr Biden's climate policy document.
He continued to hold a commanding lead in the primary field, with 30 per cent of voters backing his presidential campaign, followed by 16 per cent for O'Rourke and 15 per cent for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, also voiced support for ending the Hyde Amendment.
Unigka Gee, 36, a poll respondent from Houston, said she voted for O'Rourke when he ran for the U.S. Senate past year. That would change, it said, "if avenues for women to access their protected rights under Roe v. Wade are closed".
Biden's abortion views came under scrutiny recently after video emerged of a conversation between him and a SC activist that appeared to suggest he backed the Hyde Amendment's repeal. "He's competing against well-known candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders who have been pursuing the same policies for a long time".
2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden's campaign has confirmed that Biden still supports the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid from covering abortion procedures. "Donald Trump will trounce him in the general election".
The incident prompted renewed criticism of Biden from President Donald Trump, who described it as "a big problem". The candidate complained the fuss over his plagiarism was "much ado about nothing", and blamed rival campaigns for blowing the issue out of proportion. "I've lived in an America where abortions were illegal. Women should control their own bodies - period", he wrote in a May 21 email to supporters criticizing largely Republican-controlled states that had recently enacted strict new limits on abortion rights.
As a party, Democrats didn't expressly state opposition to the Hyde Amendment until 2016.
In a statement following the release of Biden's plan on Tuesday, Wenonah Hauter - executive director of Food & Water Action - described the proposal as "a cobbled-together assortment of weak emissions targets and unproven technological schemes that fail to adequately address the depth and urgency of the climate crisis we face".
Abortion rights supporters also condemned the Hyde Amendment on Wednesday.
The key to Democrats' chances of taking back the state House is getting more of the same from the president, along with national Democrats nominating a candidate capable of having coattails in Texas, according to Jones.
"At a time where the fundamental freedoms enshrined in Roe are under attack, the 2020 Democratic field has coalesced around the Party's core values - support for abortion rights, and the basic truth that reproductive freedom is fundamental to the pursuit of equality and economic security in this country", she said. Plagiarism is really the least of Biden's sins.
"Here's how I look at this", Warren said. They include the recent flap over his clueless habit of putting his hands on women who come within reach, and the shabby treatment the Biden-chaired Senate Judiciary Committee gave to Anita Hill during the 1991 confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas.
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