Top Dems to meet on Biden’s future; new call to step aside comes from within White House

Top congressional leaders will meet to discuss President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign two days after their leader defied calls for him to drop out of the race.

The power-obsessed party has been in a state of chaos since the geriatric demagogue’s horrendous CNN debate performance gave Americans a good look at the version of Biden that the media assured them was a right-wing lie and his sit-down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos wasn’t enough to put down the mutiny that continues to unfold.

House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) will reportedly hold a virtual meeting with House Democrat leaders on Sunday to “discuss the path forward” for Biden’s campaign, according to media reports.

The meeting will include ranking members of House committees but not the entire Democrat caucus, Fox News reported.

Like the rest of his party, the New York Democrat has been complicit in the coverup of Biden’s true condition until it became a threat to control of the White House and Congress.

The meeting comes two days after the 22-minute interview that could have given Biden a lifeline but only revealed an egomaniacal old man determined to cling to power. At one point, he told Stephanopoulos that only the “Lord Almighty” could convince him to leave the race.

“Look, Biden looked better and certainly more coherent than he looked during the debate, but there’s nothing in this interview that is calming the nerves of jittery Democrats who fear that Joe Biden is on a trajectory to lose this race, to lose to Donald Trump,” said ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl after the interview.

The sour mood among Democrats after the interview aired can’t be encouraging to Biden and his inner circle. The words “heartbroken,” “doomed” and a “f—–g disaster” were among the comments from over a half dozen House Democrats who were quoted by NBC News.

On Saturday, Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) called for Biden to call it quits, the latest House Democrat to do so.

“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 that debate, I do not believe that the President can effectively campaign and win against Donald Trump,” the congresswoman said in a statement.

And for the first time since the CNN debate catastrophe, calls for the 81-year-old to step down are coming from inside the building with an anonymous White House official telling the New York Times that it’s time for Joe to go.

“After watching Mr. Biden in private, in public and while traveling with him, the official said they no longer believed the president had what it took to campaign in a vigorous way and defeat Donald J. Trump,” the paper reported. “The official, who insisted on anonymity in order to continue serving, said Mr. Biden had steadily showed more signs of his age in recent months, including speaking more slowly, haltingly and quietly, as well as appearing more fatigued in private.”

Despite his defiance, Biden may yet have a stunning announcement to make.

“I think the president stays in this race unless he feels that it is not winnable, or he feels that he has to hear other voices in his inner circle that he shouldn’t run,” Hawaii’s Democrat Governor Josh Green told the Associated Press. “If the president felt that he wasn’t up to it and truly not up to it, he would step down.”

“We’ll probably know in the next couple of days how the president feels about all this,” added the governor, whose family has known Biden for years.

Chris Donaldson

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