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US: Peter Welch is the first Democratic senator to call for Joe Biden’s resignation, “for the good of the country”

In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Sen. Peter Welch praises Biden as the man who “saved” America “from a tyrant,” but argues the president is incapable of doing it again.

Calls for Joe Biden to drop his bid for the US presidency after his poor performance in the debate with Donald Trump grew louder this week, with a Democratic senator publicly calling for Biden for the first time to give up “for the good of the country.”

“We cannot look away from President Biden’s disastrous debate performance,” wrote Sen. Peter Welch, who represents Vermont, in an op-ed published in The Washington Post. “We cannot ignore or overlook the issues raised since that night.”

Welch begins the article by noting that he has “great respect for President Biden,” a “man of unusual decency” who was truly “one of the best presidents” of recent years. “He saved our country from a tyrant,” the senator writes.

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“But like many across the country, I am concerned about the November election. The bar couldn’t be higher,” says Peter Welch. “I understand why President Biden wants to run. He saved us from Donald Trump once and he wants to do it again. But you have to reevaluate whether you are the best candidate to do it. In my view, you are not.”

“For the good of the country, I call on President Biden to withdraw from the race,” the senator wrote.

Peter Welch says that “Trump is a criminal” and a “pathological liar” who represents a “threat” to the United States, with the support of an “activist Supreme Court.” The senator also argues that during his presidency, Trump “put his own interests before those of the nation,” culminating in the attempt to “overturn the 2020 election and disrupt the peaceful transition of power,” most notably with the invasion of the Capitol. Meanwhile, Trump’s supporters plan to implement an “extremist agenda” in the tycoon’s eventual second term.

“But the national debate is centered on President Biden’s age and abilities. Only he can change that,” Peter Welch sums up.

The senator admits that he makes this analysis with “sadness,” since his state, Vermont, has a history of supporting Biden and was even the state where the Democrat obtained the highest percentage of votes in the last election. However, voters are “worried that he won’t win this time and are terrified at the idea of ​​another Trump presidency.”

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Recalling that polling data shows that in several states historically strong for Democrats there is now a serious risk of a swing to the Republican Party, Peter Welch believes that it is necessary to “take this threat seriously.”

“The good news is that President Biden has united the party and created a bench with depth that is capable of defeating Trump. Vice President [Kamala] Harris is a capable and proven leader and we have other young, energetic and electable Democratic governors and senators,” he notes, recalling that several have the “charisma” necessary to “inspire voters of all generations.”

“We asked President Biden to do so much for so many people for so long. This required unparalleled selflessness and courage. We need him to put us first, as he has done in the past. I ask him to do so now,” concludes Peter Welch.

At the end of June, Joe Biden and Donald Trump faced each other in a 90-minute debate that was marked by the poor performance of the current US president. At 81 years old, Biden has been questioned about his real capacity to continue leading the country for another five years.

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During the debate, the American president could not hide his fragile image. He presented himself with a fragile voice, hesitated several times, mixed up the topics, often got confused when trying to complete the sentences he had rehearsed (for a face-to-face meeting for which he was not allowed to take notes) and left the door open so that Donald Trump, who is only three years younger, could use the age issue as he wished.

In the minutes following the debate, calls began to multiply for Joe Biden to give up his re-election bid and allow the Democratic Party (whose convention does not take place until the end of August) to choose a new candidate.

This week, actor and producer George Clooney, one of the most recognizable faces in Democratic Party fundraising, directly called for the withdrawal of Joe Biden, whom he considers “a friend.” Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said this week that “it is up to the president to decide whether he will run” and warned that “time is running out” for that decision to be made.

Source: Observadora

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