Progressive Group Calls For Biden To Step Down In 2024
A liberal group that supported President Joe Biden for the White House in 2020 is calling for his retirement in 2024.
“Unfortunately, President Biden has been neither bold nor inspiring,” RootsAction shared in a statement. “And his prospects for winning re-election appear to be bleak. With so much at stake, making him the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in 2024 would be a tragic mistake.”
The group plans to spend six figures on what they call the “#DontRunJoe” campaign.
“Our immediate goal within the Democratic Party is to ‘dump Biden,’ much as the anti-Vietnam-War forces among Democrats set out to ‘dump Johnson’ in 1967, which led antiwar candidates Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy to enter the race,” the organization said on the FAQ page on its’ “DontRunJoe” offshoot.
The news comes as Biden’s approval ratings continue to fall. The ratings topped out at just below 39%, which is an even bleaker number than former President Donald Trump‘s approval ratings at this time of his presidency. Biden has voiced his intent to run for reelection in 2024 even though a majority of Democratic-registered voters have said they want another nominee. However, key progressives, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), have said they would support Biden if he chooses to run again.