Democrats Squash Rumors about Biden’s Replacement

( – Some Democrats are speaking out, addressing the rumors that the Democrats could replace President Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee.

There have been rumors that California Gov. Gavin Newsom or Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker could be nominated in August at the Democratic National Committee Convention. However, following the release of special counsel Robert Hur’s report that referred to Biden as a “well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory,” another name has been added to the list: former First Lady Michelle Obama. Hur’s report detailed instances of Biden’s memory lapses, including that he could not remember when he had been vice president and when his son Beau died.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, talk show host Alex Jones, and former 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy are among those who have stated Democrats would use the report to expedite the efforts to remove Biden as the nominee and replace him with the former first lady.

In a statement, Biden campaign spokesperson Daniel Wessel said, “The Democratic Party is united in supporting President Biden,” adding that he would be the nominee of the Democratic Party.

According to a Democratic strategist familiar with Biden’s campaign strategy, Michelle Obama “has no designs on seeking higher office herself.”

Another Democratic strategist called the idea that Biden could be replaced as the nominee a “ginned-up conspiracy” that was “dreamed up.”

Michelle Obama has rejected the idea that she would ever run for public office, having discussed the emotional toll her husband’s two terms put on her family during an interview in 2017. During her 2018 speech at the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference, she also stated she did not want to run, adding she “never had the passion for politics.”

The rumors about replacing Biden continue to swirl as polling shows voters are concerned about Biden’s age and health. At 81, he is the oldest sitting president in the history of the United States. If he is re-elected in November, he would be 86 at the end of his second term.

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