According to Fox News, A New York Times report revealed Saturday that many Democratic Party officials have little faith that President Biden can keep his party afloat amid mounting crises.
The report also suggested, what most of us already knew, that the Jan. 6 Committee is Biden’s last chance before the midterm elections to persuade swing voters who are more fixated on inflation.
According to reporters Reid Epstein and Jennifer Medina, “many Democratic lawmakers and party officials are venting their frustrations with President Biden’s struggle to advance the bulk of his agenda, doubting his ability to rescue the party from a predicted midterm trouncing and increasingly viewing him as an anchor that should be cut loose in 2024.”
The report cited “nearly 50 Democratic officials” and “disappointed voters” who are “alarmed about Republicans’ rising strength and extraordinarily pessimistic about an immediate path forward” under the Biden administration.
There is “low enthusiasm” from Biden’s base and worry from party officials about the president’s “leadership, his age and his capability to take the fight to former President Donald J. Trump a second time,” the Times wrote. It quoted Steve Simeonidis, a Democratic National Committee member from Florida, who said, “To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality,” and urged him to announce he wouldn’t run again shortly after the midterms.
Epstein and Medina rounded out the report with quotes from various party members expressing doubt about Biden’s future. Texas state representative Jasmine Crockett stated, “Democrats are like, ‘What the hell is going on?’ Our country is completely falling apart. And so I think we’re lacking in the excitement.”
Former DNC chair Howard Dean implied Biden hasn’t achieved enough of what he has promised. “We need to have specific examples of how we’re dealing with things; it can’t just be pie-in-the-sky and kumbaya,” he said.
The report concluded with a quote from DNC member Sheila Huggins, a lawyer from North Carolina: “Democrats need fresh, bold leadership for the 2024 presidential race. That can’t be Biden.”