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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez: Biden's Answers on Touching Haven't 'Convinced All Women'




Partial Transcript:

"I think that is an issue where there is a struggle, I'll be completely honest. I don't think he has—I wouldn't say it's an incredibly severe—like I don't think voters think that he's necessarily guilty of sexual misconduct or anything like that," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I do think that there may be some discomfort, especially seeing some clips this week and, you know the week before, telling a 13-year-old, telling her brothers to watch out for her, and I think there are some things with female voters that it's just not quite locked down."


"I don't think he's necessarily convinced all women, but I also don't think that he's, you know—people tend to interpret these situations as completely one way or another," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Is he a bad person or is he a good person? I don't think it's about that."

"Well, I'm encouraged by the fact that [Biden] is now against the Hyde Amendment. I think it's a very base level where all candidates need to be," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I'm excited to be introducing a repeal of the Hyde Amendment, via amendment—we'll see where it goes—for incarcerated women and the maternal and reproductive health care of incarcerated women should be guaranteed as it is with all women in the United States."
"The Hyde Amendment is not about abortion per se," she added. "The Hyde Amendment is truly about equality of health care and health care access for low-income women and women of color and women that get caught in our mass incarceration system."


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