Senator DROPS Bombshell – ‘I Cannot Unsee’

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( – Being the first Democrat US Senator to urge Joe Biden to drop his re-election bid, Senator Peter Welch wrote in a bombshell post that he “cannot unsee” Biden’s disastrous June 27 debate performance against former President Donald Trump.

“I, like folks across the country, am worried about November’s election,” Welch (D-VT) wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. “The stakes could not be higher. We cannot unsee President Biden’s disastrous debate performance. We cannot ignore or dismiss the valid questions raised since that night.”

“I understand why President Biden wants to run,” he added. “He saved us from Donald Trump once and wants to do it again. But he needs to reassess whether he is the best candidate to do so. In my view, he is not.

“For the good of the country, I’m calling on President Biden to withdraw from the race.”

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has publicly supported Biden, is privately signaling to Democratic donors that he is open to a Biden replacement, three sources told Axios.

But after the report, Schumer reiterated his support of Biden in a statement to Fox News.

“As I have made clear repeatedly publicly and privately, I support President Biden and remain committed to ensuring Donald Trump is defeated in November,” he said.

Moreover, the Vermont senator’s call for Biden to step aside comes one day after three Senate Democrats privately expressed concern during a Democratic caucus lunch that the 81-year-old Democrat stands to lose to Trump.

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) confirmed that he was one of the three, telling CNN that he believes Trump will beat Biden “by a landslide” in November. Bennet, however, stopped short of calling on Biden to end his candidacy.

Similarly, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jon Tester (D-MN), both vulnerable incumbents, were the other two senators who reportedly expressed doubts about Biden’s Election Day chances Tuesday.

Furthermore, Senior Biden advisers, including Mike Donilon, Steve Ricchetti, and campaign chair Jen O’Malley Dillon, are planning to address Senate Democrats midday Thursday at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee headquarters in Washington.

Aside from concern over Biden’s electoral prospects, Democrats fear that having a weak president at the top of the ticket could hurt down-ballot Democratic candidates.

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