What was formerly whispered is now proclaimed aloud.
Two prominent Minnesota Democrats, Reps. Dean Phillips and Angie Craig, believe that Joe Biden should not seek re-election in 2024.
They are the first public expressions of a murmur among party members by prominent Democratic elected leaders.
Even Biden’s supporter, The New York Times, has raised questions. Recent examples of newspaper headlines:
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”
Then a bomb dropped. In an interview on Thursday, Chad Hartman of WCCO-AM 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.”
Craig moderated her demand for Biden’s ouster, but expressed concurrence with Phillips.
Craig told MinnPost, “I’m talking about Congress and I’m talking about up and down the ballot.”
“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.”
In response to Phillips’s remark, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated, “We’re a long way from 2024.”
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She continued with typical political promotional boilerplate 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. CONTINUE READING…