Joe Biden’s own party is now publicly turning on him as two congressional Democrats have just called for the president to be replaced for the 2024 election.
According to two prominent Minnesota Democrats, Reps. Dean Phillips and Angie Craig, Biden should not seek re-election.
Both Phillips and Craig have now gone on record to state that Biden should be replaced with another Democrat candidate for 2024.
Even the Democratic Party’s mouthpiece, The New York Times, has been raising doubts about Biden.
Some recent headlines from the NYT include:
- July 11: “Most Democrats Don’t Want Biden in 2024, New Poll Shows”
- July 9: “At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency”
- June 11: “Should Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise”
During a Thursday interview with WCCO-AM host Chad Hartman, Phillips dropped the bombshell.
Hartman asked Phillips if Biden should run again.
“I have respect for Joe Biden,” Phillips responded.
“I think he has — despite some mistakes and some missteps, despite his age, I think he’s a man of decency, of good principle, of compassion, of empathy, and of strength.
“But to answer your question directly, which I know is quite rare, Chad, uh no, I don’t.”
Rep. Craig somewhat tempered her call for Biden’s ousting, however
But Minnesota Democrat did indicate that she agrees with Phillips.
“I’m talking about Congress and I’m talking about up and down the ballot,” Craig told MinnPost.
“I think Dean Phillips and I are in lockstep and alignment with that and I’m going to do everything in my power as a member of Congress to make sure that we have a new generation of leadership.”
The White House pushed back following Phillips’ comment.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded by saying, “We’re a ways away from 2024.”
She continued with a typical political promotional boilerplate by claiming accomplishments by Biden of “lowering costs for families,” focusing on the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS Act, and the strengthening of national security and manufacturing investment.
“We’re going to continue to focus on [this] and much more and so right now, 2024 is so far away,” Jean-Pierre said.
Despite the press secretary’s statement, comments by Phillips and Craig have to be a chilling wind blowing through the Biden administration.
Democrats may be concerned about the coattail effect — the tendency of presidential candidates’ popularity or unpopularity to affect election results for candidates of the same party running for lower offices.
Craig indicated that.
Coattails were evident in 2016, according to ThoughtCo, when Donald Trump’s bipartisan popularity aided Republican congressional candidates.
Meanwhile, indifference toward “scandal-plagued” Hillary Clinton and her lack of popularity hurt down-ballot Democrats.
Democrats ran Biden as the Not-Trump, kept him hidden from the campaign trail.
Efforts by Democrats in both politics and media have fallen short of continuing to shield Biden from his ongoing failings.
Democrats are beginning to see Biden’s coattails as anchor weights, sinking them to the depths of the political seas.