Statement From Fifth House Democrat Calling on Biden to Abandon His Reelection Bid Is the Best Yet

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Seemingly by the hour, Joe Biden's quest for a second term swirls farther down the drain as more Democrat lawmakers call for the dazed and confused president to drop out of the race.

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Now, a fifth House Democrat has called for Biden to drop out, and her statement explaining why is the best I've yet read. Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig said in a statement on X:

As an elected leader, I feel a responsibility to be honest about what I believe, even when it’s hard to hear. President Biden is a good man & I appreciate his lifetime of service. But I believe he should step aside for the next generation of leadership. The stakes are too high.

Craig went on to say much more.

While I don't know Angie Craig from Adam — make that, Eve — it's my sense that her extended statement, while partisan, of course, went beyond other statements we've seen that were clearly written for the sole purpose of saving the author's political hide — and issuing histrionic warns about a second Trump presidency.

I have great respect for President Biden's decades of service to our nation and his steadfast commitment to making our country a better place. I've worked with the President and members of both parties to pass critical legislation ... and I was proud to have the President sign my law — capping the cost of insulin at $35/month for seniors, expanding mental health support for police officers and their families, and investing more resources to tackle the fentanyl crisis at the southern border. 

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I was with her, to an extent, until the last line. Then, she got back on track.

However, given what I saw and heard from the President during last week's debate in Atlanta, coupled with the lack of a forceful response from the President himself following the debate, I do not believe that the President can campaign and win against Donald Trump.

This is not a decision I’ve come to lightly, but there is simply too much at stake to risk a second Donald Trump presidency. That’s why I respectfully call on President Biden to step aside as the Democratic nominee for a second term as President and allow for a new generation of leaders to step forward.

Craig suggested the Democrat Party is bursting with "an extraordinary number of talented leaders," which I've somehow missed seeing, and that she believes now is the time to "put forward an open, fair, and transparent Democratic process to select a new nominee to inspire and unite our great nation."


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Look, while any nominee other than Biden or Harris would likely "inspire and unite" the Democrat Party, it's beyond delusional to believe that any candidate in today's Democrat Party could inspire and unite this greatly divided country.

Craig ended her statement with the requisite shot at Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans, yet with a reality the Democrat Party faces, as well. 

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If we truly believe that Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans must be stopped, there is only a small window left to make sure we have a candidate best equipped to make the case and win. The future of country is bigger than any one of us. It's up to the President from here.

Yes, it's up to Biden from here. While improbable, let's hope he stays the course.

Yes, Rep. Angie Craig is partisan, as are all politicians. But she was reasonable in contrast with other Democrats and their hyperbolic nonsense about the evils of Donald Trump and the horrors of what he'd do to America if he wins a second term.

Meanwhile, the reality of Joe Biden's complete cognitive collapse is upon us. 

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