Former Democratic Senator Backs Joe Biden While Others Call For His Resignation

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A retired US politician has come out and criticized Joe Biden’s letter to his party and finds it more “harmful” than helpful.

Former Nebraska senator, governor, and 1992 Democratic presidential candidate Bob Kerrey said on “The Claman Countdown” this past Monday.

“If I was a Democratic member of Congress, I’d call the White House and say, ‘You made a mistake. You don’t send this letter out to us,’” he continued. “‘If I question [whether] you can defeat Donald Trump, I’m bad for democracy?’ It’s blatantly untrue, it’s self-serving and not helpful.”

Monday morning, President Biden implored his fellow Democrats to resist the temptation for them or anyone else to start questioning whether he should end after one term and “move forward as a unified party” in order to defeat former President Trump. 

Biden once again declared he is “firmly committed to staying in this race” and argued that any further questioning of his candidacy “only helps Trump and hurts us.”

However, Biden’s recent debate performance sent fear throughout the Democratic party and he has faced intense scrutiny over the last few weeks.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has also weighed in on the letters circulating among House Democrats demanding President Biden not run for president this year.

“It sounds to me like he’s decided to stay in, no matter what happens, and we’ll find out,” Kerrey said. “He said, ‘Well, you can challenge me in Chicago.’ Well, there’s no challenger in Chicago. He’s got the delegates all lined up to become the nominee of the Democratic Party.”

“And again, it kind of puts him in a position that I don’t think he wants to be in. He’s told people he’s got to run,” he added, “[so] go campaign, tell people what you’re going to do instead of getting angry that people are telling you that you shouldn’t run, questioning their patriotism when they do.”