Increasingly, behind the scenes, a plan is being considered to remove the 81-year-old president as the Democrat nominee at the party’s convention in Chicago in August.
‘I think it is now panic time. Biden should not be our standard bearer,’ a former senior Democrat White House official, who worked with Biden, told Dailymail.com.
‘He looked like a deer stuck in the headlights last night. There isn’t enough gas in the tank for another four and-a-half years. Ultimately we’re going to see more more prominent Democrats saying the quiet part out loud.
‘It’s increasingly clear we have a deeply flawed candidate. Democracy is in the balance and this is not a smart path for our party.’
U.S. President Joe Biden reacts angrily as he answers questions about a Justice Department report into his handling of classified documents
This image, contained in the report from special counsel, shows the garage of President Biden where classified documents were found in Wilmington, during a search by the FBI on Dec. 21, 2022
On Thursday night Biden delivered a furious response to a 388-page report by Justice Department special counsel Robert Hur, which found he willfully retained and shared classified documents, some of which were fund dumped in his garage.
At one point in a rambling press conference at the White House he misidentified the president of Egypt as the president of Mexico.
‘I think there was a lot of aspirin consumed last night at the Whit House, they’re trying to put the toothpaste back in the bottle but once it’s out it’s out,’ the former official said. ‘This is has brought into public view what was acknowledged privately.’
‘It now sits starkly in black and white in a report from the Justice Department. This is not a partisan hit job.’
‘We’re talking about an extremely dangerous time in the world and he (Biden) is having these memory lapses while events are changing by the second. We’ve had two instances in the last week where he’s brought dead European leaders back to life.’
Governor of U.S. state of California Gavin Newsom is said to be ‘waiting in the wings’ although he has said he would not run against Joe Biden
Many Democrats want former first lady Michelle Obama to replace Joe Biden as the 2024 Democrat nominee
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who Biden considered as a potential running mate, speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, Bay 4, 2023, in Oxon Hill, Md