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A top White House official said there is going to be a mass exodus of President Joe Biden’s staff before the midterm elections.
With inflation, the fed raising rates, the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, a baby formula shortage and other shortages the anonymous staffer said they are burned out, The Daily Mail reported.
“It’s been a long few years,” they said to the Hill. “The burnout is real. It might not be the ideal time to leave with everything going on, but it’s the right time.”
The source said the plan is to leave in the early months before it gets too close to the midterms.
“Given the complex challenges that the administration is facing, these departures are coming at an inopportune time,” Democratic strategist Joel Payne said
But, he said, “at this point in an administration, it is not abnormal to experience attrition.”
It comes as The Daily Caller, a conservative news website, contacted each of the 50 Democrat senators and asked them if they would support President Biden in 2024 and only five of them said yes, the news site reported.
A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader and Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer responded to the Daily Caller with a one-word answer: “Yes.”
Spokespeople for Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Jack Reed of Rhode Island responded in the same way: “Yes.”
Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s spokesperson also said the senator would endorse Biden, noting, “Yes, Senator Booker supports President Biden for re-election should he run again in 2024.”
This weekend New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would not commit to supporting President Biden in 2024 on the CNN show “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“I just want to ask about President Biden. He is saying he’s going to run again in 2024. Will you support him?” host Dana Bash said.
“You know, if the president chooses to run again in 2024 — I mean, first of all, I’m focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022,” the representative said.
“So we will cross that bridge when we get to it. But I think, if the president has a vision, then that’s something certainly we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes,” she said.
“That’s not a yes,” the host said.
“Yes, I think we should endorse when we get to it,” the representative said. “But I believe that the president has been doing a very good job so far. And should he run again, I think that — I think it’s — we will take a look at it. But, right now, we need to focus on winning a majority, instead of a presidential election,” she said.
"[Biden] is saying he's gonna run again in 2024. Will you support him?"
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: "We'll take a look at it. Ha ha ha." pic.twitter.com/ztJJe55vJv
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 12, 2022
And she is not the only Democrat with reservations about Biden.
Top members of the Democrat Party do not want President Joe Biden on the presidential ticket in 2024 because they do not believe he can be reelected.
Republicans are expected to have massive victories in the 2022 midterms and just about all of the 50 Democrats interviewed do not believe that President Biden can help the Party keep the White House in 2024, The New York Times reported.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) member Steve Simeonidis, said that President Biden should step aside and allow someone else to take the reigns in the 2024 election.
“To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality,” he said to The Times. “[Biden] should announce his intent not to seek re-election in ’24 right after the midterms.”
“Democrats need fresh, bold leadership for the 2024 presidential race,” Shelia Huggins, a DNC member from North Carolina said. “That can’t be Biden.”