Joe Biden’s Hyde Amendment gymnastics routine has really been something to behold, not because he’s executed it so well, but because he’s executed it so very, very poorly.

We know Joe Biden isn’t nearly as capable as we’re supposed to think he is, but we can’t help but wonder how he managed to screw this up so badly. Well, it looks like we’ve got some answers now:

More from the Atlantic:

This was a tense two days in Biden’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. The candidate was caught off guard after an NBC News story published Wednesday morning attempted to nail down where he stands on abortion policy—specifically Hyde. Symone Sanders, one of Biden’s senior advisers, confronted him, she confirmed to me Thursday night, telling Biden that he was missing how his position disproportionately affected poor women and women of color without easy access to abortion. Alyssa Milano, the actor who’s become a major online presence on issues of women’s rights as well as a friend of the Biden team, spoke by phone Wednesday with Biden’s campaign manager, Greg Schultz, telling him that the candidate needed to change. More calls came in, more tough conversations.

Such tough conversations. But they need to be had!

When Alyssa Milano gets involved, you know that we’re dealing with a serious campaign.

Why? Because they’ll drive it right over the cliff?