Congress member goes rogue and backstabs Joe Biden in appalling betrayal

Rep. Angie Craig

Congress is in a state of turmoil right now. Legislators are turning on Biden quickly.

And a congress member goes rogue and backstabs Joe Biden in an appalling betrayal.

President Joe Biden faced another significant setback on Saturday, as he lost the backing of another Democrat congress member. This marks the first defection following Biden’s much-criticized Friday interview with ABC News, which failed to mollify his detractors.

Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) officially called on Biden to step aside early Saturday morning. She stated, “As an elected leader, I feel a responsibility to be honest about what I believe, even when it’s hard to hear.”

Craig is now the fifth member of Congress to demand Biden’s withdrawal since the disastrous debate on June 27.

Representing a battleground district in Minnesota, Craig’s decision is especially notable. Minnesota, once considered securely Democratic, has now become a potential win for former President Donald Trump, as Biden’s support wanes and Trump gains momentum.

Despite Biden winning the state by over seven percentage points in 2020, current polls suggest a potential turnaround, with Trump leading Biden by as many as four points.

A June poll from McLaughlin & Associates shows Trump with 41 percent support, Biden at 37 percent, independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at seven percent, independent candidate Cornel West and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at two percent each, and Libertarian Party candidate Chase Oliver at 0.6 percent. Another 11 percent remain undecided.

In her statement, Craig acknowledged Biden’s accomplishments, mentioning that he had signed her bills into law, but then expressed her concerns about his ability to lead.

She stated: “…[G]iven 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 that debate, I do not believe that the President can effectively campaign and win against Donald Trump.”

Biden’s debate performance sparked immediate criticism from media allies, donors, voters, and fellow Democrats. However, his subsequent response may have been even more damaging. Instead of engaging in damage control, Biden chose to confer with close advisers and family, including his embattled son Hunter Biden, rather than reaching out to key allies.

His tightly controlled public appearances following the debate have done little to restore confidence.

Biden’s team had hoped that an interview with former Democratic strategist George Stephanopoulos on ABC News would quell the discontent. However, Craig was not persuaded.

“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,” she added. “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.”

Despite Biden having secured enough delegates from primaries and caucuses to clinch the nomination months ago, Craig urged for a “democratic process” to replace him, though she did not provide specific details.

“I believe this is an opportunity to put forward an open, fair, and transparent Democratic process to select a new nominee to inspire and unite our great nation,” she said, acknowledging the shrinking window to find a candidate best equipped to win.

The Democratic National Convention begins Monday, August 19. Biden and his allies have been pushing to officially nominate him virtually before that date. However, with growing dissent, this task becomes increasingly difficult.

As Congress returns to session on Monday, Democrats will find it harder to remain silent amidst the mounting calls for Biden to step down as the nominee.

Craig’s announcement seems to foreshadow more trouble for Biden’s campaign.

“This future of our country is bigger than any one of us,” she concluded. “It’s up to the President from here.”

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