Dozens of top Democratic officials stated Joe Biden should NOT run for re-election in 2024.
Many felt pessimistic about Biden’s leadership and cited several failures of his administration.
Democrats noted his chaotic exit from Afghanistan, record-high gas prices, and soaring inflation.
Many Democratic leaders also worry about Biden’s age, who was the oldest man appointed to office at 78 last January.
Biden’s cognitive decline has been another concern in political spheres and the American public.
With Republicans expected to earn major victories during the midterm elections, Democrats are scrambling to figure out who should lead the party moving forward.
50 Top Democrat Officials Say Biden Should Not Run in 2024 – https://t.co/fmVfK7vQF9 Was there ever a question?????
— Nancy Roccapriore (@Nancygodroc) June 12, 2022
BREAKING REPORT: AOC REFUSES to say she'll back Joe in 2024 after 50 top Democrats said they believe it 'can't be Biden' and the president, 'should announce his intent not to seek re-election'…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) June 12, 2022
The Daily Mail provided further details:
Nearly all 50 Democratic officials interviewed by the New York Times feared a Biden re-election campaign would not help their party against Republicans, who are expected to make sweeping victories in the coming midterms.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) member Steve Simeonidis, of Miami, said he was generally pessimistic about his party’s leadership and called on Biden, 79, to let someone new take over in 2024.
‘To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality,’ Simeonidis told the Times. ‘[Biden] should announce his intent not to seek re-election in ’24 right after the midterms.’
Shelia Huggins, another member of the DNC from Durham, North Carolina, was more critical of the president.
‘Democrats need fresh, bold leadership for the 2024 presidential race,’ she said. ‘That can’t be Biden.’
While grateful for Biden’s victory against Donald Trump in 2020, many of the interviewed Democrats, many of whom asked to remain anonymous, said the troubles facing the president’s administration have dealt a major blow to his party.
Among the big ticket issues are record-high inflation that’s the highest its ever been in more than 40 years, surging gas prices – which hit $5 per gallon on Saturday, the lingering pandemic and the possible end of federal abortion rights as the Supreme Court is poised to end Roe V. Wade in the coming weeks.