An Ohio state Democrat has issued a warning to the rest of her party about the looming 2024 elections by declaring that President Joe Biden’s “death is imminent.”
Sharon Sweda, the leader of the Democratic Party in Lorain County in Ohio, made the blunt comment in a Tuesday statement to the Washington Post.
The remarks from Sweda came as anxious Democrats sounded off to the Post about their increasing concerns over President Biden.
Many spoke out to raise the alarm about Biden’s age and viability heading into the 2024 election.
Sweda didn’t hold back, however, and asserted that death is “imminent” for octogenarians like Biden.
“He is in a period of his life where passing and death is imminent,” Sweda told the outlet while commenting on Biden’s campaign.
She told the left-wing newspaper she “often” hears Democrat voters saying that the president’s health is a concern.
“We are all on a ticking clock,” she added.
“But when you’re at [Biden’s] age or at Trump’s age, that clock is ticking a little faster, and that’s a concern for voters.”
Another Democrat lawmaker feared the likely scenario of Biden securing the nomination and then having to drop out of the race due to health problems.
As Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently predicted, Biden will drop out of the presidential race and be replaced “in August of 2024.”
“The Democrat kingmakers [will] parachute in Michelle Obama,” Cruz said.
If he won re-election, he would be 86 by the end of his second term.
“The worst-case scenario is we get past the nominating process with President Biden as the nominee, and then he’s no longer able to continue on as the nominee,” the Democrat lawmaker reportedly told the Washington Post.
“That’s the nightmare scenario for Democrats.”
But other Democrats brushed aside these concerns by arguing that President Donald Trump is only three years younger, despite the very clear differences between the two candidates.
Biden’s supporters and critics within the Democratic Party suggested that Biden could take the lead in the race if he’s able to “overcome a persistent and growing feeling in the electorate that his advanced age is his defining characteristic.”
However, Democrats continue to raise concerns about Biden’s age to the media.
Longtime Democrat strategist James Carville sounded the alarm over Biden’s viability becoming a real liability for the party if he is the presumed nominee.
“The voters don’t want this, and that’s in poll after poll after poll,” Carville told the New York Times on Monday.
Worrying these fears could lower voter turnout, he admitted, “You can’t look at what you look at and not feel some apprehension here.”
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) told NBC News that he believes “there are other candidates who have a far better chance and don’t have the actuarial risk that the president has.”
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius advised Biden and Vice President Harris to drop out of the race in a column last week.
“It’s painful to say that, given my admiration for much of what they have accomplished,” he wrote.
“But if he and Harris campaign together in 2024, I think Biden risks undoing his greatest achievement — which was stopping Trump.”
Polls show a growing divide between party leaders and Democratic voters in their support of the incumbent president running for re-election.
Only a quarter of Americans polled felt that Biden had the stamina and sharpness to serve effectively as president.
The White House has pointed to the president’s experience and “accomplishments” in office when asked by reporters about these polls.
“I can speak to that – a president who has wisdom,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told Fox News reporter Peter Doocy during a recent press briefing.
“I can speak to a president who has experience.
“I can speak to a president who has done historic – has taken historic action and has delivered in historic pieces of legislation.
“And that’s important.”