(DCWatchdog.com) – A new bit of evidence has emerged that Joe Biden’s reelection chances are dwindling severely as a Democrat US congressman has declared that those in his party who think the president could defeat the presumed GOP challenger Donald Trump in the 2024 election are “delusional.”
In a recent tweet, US Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) expressed skepticism about Biden’s ability to win against Trump in a potential electoral rematch.
Phillips, a member of the House Democratic Leadership, referenced a report by Politico and highlighted Biden’s waning poll numbers. He pointed out that Trump is leading in several polls conducted by NBC News, Quinnipiac, Fox News, and Morning Consult.
Phillips, who has been a supporter of Biden’s agenda and campaigned for him, posed a rhetorical question in his tweet.
“As a member of House Democratic Leadership, I supported and promoted the Biden agenda. I campaigned for him, voted for him, and respect him. But how can anyone read this and conclude he’s positioned to defeat Donald Trump? It’s delusional,” the Minnesota Democrat wrote.
The tweet came after Phillips announced his intention to challenge Biden for the Democratic nomination in the 2024 election on October 26.
His decision was influenced by concerns regarding Biden’s age and his perceived electability in the upcoming election.
Writer and self-help guru Marianne Williamson has also declared her intention to run for the Democratic nomination, adding to the intra-party competition.
Biden’s physical well-being has been a topic of discussion, especially considering several falls he has experienced. Notably, he fell at the Air Force Academy on June 1.
In addition to this, Biden fell while riding his bike in June 2022 and stumbled on the steps of Air Force One on two separate occasions.
These incidents have led to adjustments in how Biden boards the VC-25 aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One, among other concessions to his age.
Apart from challenges within his party, Biden also faces competition from more liberal third-party candidates.
Environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and professor Cornel West are running as independents.
Additionally, Jill Stein, who ran as the Green Party’s presidential candidate in 2016, has announced her plan to seek the party’s nomination again in 2024.
As a member of House Democratic Leadership, I supported and promoted the Biden agenda.
I campaigned for him, voted for him, and respect him.
But how can anyone read this and conclude he’s positioned to defeat Donald Trump?
— Congressman Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@deanbphillips) November 25, 2023