The head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is reportedly considering resigning from his role over mounting frustrations with Democrat President Joe Biden’s White House.
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison is concerned about Republicans taking back control of Congress with a red wave in the midterm elections, accoridng to reports.
Harrison is reportedly considering an early exit due to fears he’ll be vulnerable amid plummeting approval ratings for Biden.
In an interview with NBC News, Harrison pledged to fulfill his full four-year term, saying he “made a commitment to be president.”
But a report citing current and former DNC officials revealed a strained relationship between Harrison and the White House.
The news adds further uncertainty that Harrison will remain in his role ahead of the midterms, which political pundits have forecast to spell disaster for Democrats.
FOX News reports:
Biden has taken a beating in polls as his approval rating continues to drop, hitting 41.8% approval and 52.9% disapproval, according to the latest aggregation from pollster 538.
Prominent Pennsylvania Democrats Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Attorney General Josh Shapiro declined to appear in a photo-op with Biden during his visit to the state this week.
The pair cited scheduling conflicts, which some analysts noted as fairly unusual, particularly as both men are gunning for new positions this year.
One former DNC official said that Harrison has been “marginalized” because he’s “not out there fighting the fight.”
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