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Conservative podcast star and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino slammed President Joe Biden for his “moronic” decisions that he’s been making throughout his term.
“The man has zero political instincts and definitely doesn’t have the political instincts needed to succeed as president of the United States. For example, despite our open border crisis, you’re all watching TV, right? The Biden administration quietly amended the language of its immigration policy to make it easier for some Afghan nationals to enter the country, even if they have ties to terrorists,” Bongino said.
“Wait, you don’t believe me? Read for yourself. You see it right there, from the Department of Homeland Security, saying the new exemptions may apply to the following: individuals who provided insignificant or certain limited material support to a designated terrorist organization. It’s hard to believe this is even being considered by the president,” Bongino added.
He continued: “But in case you missed that one, here’s another example of this man’s genuinely awful political instincts. The worst I have ever seen,” he added. “He has the worst political instincts you’ve ever seen.”
Bongino’s criticism comes as a number of Democratic candidates have stepped up to challenge Biden for the party’s nomination, and while that isn’t unprecedented, it is exceedingly rare in the modern age and reflective of how many members of his party are worried about his electability in a rematch with likely GOP nominee Donald Trump.
One of his challengers is Rep. Dean Phillips, who just announced that he will not seek re-election and will focus on challenging President Joe Biden for the Democrat presidential nomination.
The Minnesota Democrat’s challenge to the president may be a longshot, but he remains determined to focus on that campaign instead.
“My journey to public service began the morning after the 2016 election, when I faced the reality that democracy requires participation – not observation,” he said in a press release.
“Seven years have passed, each presenting historic opportunities to practice a brand of optimistic politics that repairs relationships and improves people’s lives. We have met those moments, and after three terms it is time to pass the torch,” the Congressman said.
“To my colleagues in Congress: serving with you has been the honor of a lifetime – particularly during some of the darkest days in our nation’s history.
“America has endured for a remarkable 246 years as the longest-lasting democratic republic in the world, but we are facing a crisis of cooperation, common sense, and truth. Civility matters, respect matters, listening matters, and effective governance matters. No party has a monopoly on solutions, and we must stop fighting one another and begin fighting for one another – before it is too late,” he said.
“To my amazing community, the most engaged in the entire nation, you have made this the most joyful job I’ve ever had. I always say that representation begins with listening, and your diverse and respectful voices represent the very best of America. I know my successor will serve you with invitation, integrity, and fortitude – because you will demand it – and all Americans deserve it,” the Congressman said.
“To my extraordinary staff, past and present, you are among the best, brightest, and most principled individuals with whom I’ve ever worked in any capacity. Minnesota and the nation are in good hands, Congress is better for your service, and our country joins me in celebrating you.
“The future is very bright as long as we have the courage and make the choice to seek it. Keep the faith!” he said.
Phillips’ entry into the race came as a large plurality of Democratic voters said they didn’t want Biden to run again.
“According to a poll conducted online from October 16 to October 23 by HarrisX/The Messenger, 57 percent of Democrats think Biden should run again, while 43 percent do not,” Newsweek reported in October.
“Biden is, however, still ahead of his fellow Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson by a wide margin. Out of the 3,029 registered voters who were questioned, Biden received 35 percent of their support, while Williamson received just 9 percent,” the outlet noted further.