“Democrats and the country as a whole would be much better off this year and next if he’s not running for president.”
I wonder if the Democrats are truly concerned for President Joe Biden in 2024 over the classified documents in his possession or if it’s all fake because it gives the party an excuse to punt the old man to the curb.
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a special counsel investigation into the documents as he did with the classified documents found at President Donald Trump’s residence during the Mar-a-Lago raid.
The media is turning against Biden. The White House press corps destroyed Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday.
However, you’ll find outlets trying to make Trump having classified documents way worse than Biden.
The Democrats and media freaked out over classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. You know they planned to use the Mar-a-Lago raid against Trump, who declared his 2024 run for president last year.
Most have taken a different approach with Biden’s documents. At least in public.
Behind closed doors? Democrats are also turning against Biden. A few on the far left said the Democrats need another candidate in 2024.
Is this the opportunity the Democrats need to stop the 80-year-old president from running for a second term? From The Associated Press:
“On many political fronts, Biden’s touted 2024 campaign is potentially vulnerable,” said Norman Soloman, a progressive Democrat who leads the so-called Don’t Run Joe campaign, which is already running television ads against Biden in key states. “Democrats and the country as a whole would be much better off this year and next if he’s not running for president.”
Nina Turner, who chaired Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, said after Thursday’s announcement that she hopes a “freedom-fighting progressive” mounts a primary challenge against Biden in 2024.
“The American people certainly deserve better choices — Republicans and Democrats,” Turner said, applauding the government’s decision to review Biden’s handling of classified documents in the same way it’s investigating Trump. “We shouldn’t have these men shoved down our throats.”
Other Democrats think the document case threw out any possibility of using the Trump document case against him. From Politico:
“I think it takes the whole Trump scandal off the table,” said one Democratic Party operative, granted anonymity to speak freely about the delicate situation unfolding around the president.
“Most polls show that voters don’t give a fuck about this stuff,” they added. “But the media momentum is real.”
Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries said he has “full faith and credit in President Biden.” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) floated the theory that someone planted the documents to take down Biden. The ladies of The View had the same thought.
The feelings are different behind closed doors since the case could disrupt Democrat plans to take advantage of the chaos with the House Republicans or disrupt Republican investigations into the White House:
But Capitol Hill Democrats have called for briefings and more information surrounding the former vice president’s document storage. And some have started to privately worry that the ordeal will distract from their collective priorities and could begin to help validate GOP investigations they dismiss as politically motivated headaches.
At a minimum, there is a recognition that this would complicate the White House’s public efforts to create a contrast between their professional operations and “the House leadership circus,” as one Democratic official put it.
Another party elder conceded that it was frustrating to hand Republicans “a hammer.” But, like others, the person said it was still too early to conclude that the episode would have a lasting negative political impact.
Democrats, even those who ran in 2020, showed signs in 2022 they want to run in 2024. Gabriel Debenedetti wrote in New York magazine about the skepticism of another Biden run in 2024 rumbling quietly through the Democratic Party.
Vanity Fair reported Biden would likely make his 2024 presidential run official in February.DONATE
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