Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Democrat Congressman Openly Mulling Biden Challenge

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might be seeing another challenger enter the ring soon.

Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips floated challenging the senior president during a recent interview.

“I am thinking about it,” Rep.  told “The Warning” podcast on Friday in an episode that was released on Monday. “I haven't ruled it out.”

“I think there are people who are more proximate, better prepared to campaign with national organizations, national name recognition, which I do not possess,” Phillips added. “I'm concerned that there is no alternative.”

Phillips said it is “important for democracy to have choices, to have competition, particularly in light of what I'm reading. The polling. The data. And what I'm sensing in my own intuition and I'm concerned.”

Last month, the Minnesota Congressman called for more Democrats to jump into the race. (RELATED: Democrat Congressman Calls For Colleagues To Primary Biden)

“I would like to see a moderate governor, hopefully from the heartland, from one of the four states that Democrats will need,” he said. 

He continued, “Anybody who wants to run, Joe ManchinCornel West… that's why we have primaries because that doesn't undermine the likelihood of returning, in this case, a Democrat to the White House. I'm actively inviting, encouraging to some degree, imploring, that people who are ready and know it's probably time to do so take the chance.”