Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) just can’t keep his mouth shut when it comes to bashing President Joe Biden. In a recent interview with CNN, Phillips had the audacity to suggest that Biden is the weakest link in the Democratic chain, going so far as to claim that Biden is the only Democrat who could lose to former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Talk about delusional!
Phillips, who is facing significant backlash from his own party for even entertaining the idea of challenging Biden, went on to lecture about how Biden is a “major liability” for the Democrats. The nerve of this guy! Phillips even had the gall to slam Biden’s economic policies, dubbing them as “Bidenomics” and complaining about inflation and high prices. It’s almost like Phillips wants to see the country fail under Biden’s leadership.
Dean Phillips claims Biden may be one of few Democrats who could lose to Trump in 2024 https://t.co/k0g0bhlsWC
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 13, 2023
But that’s not all – Phillips had the audacity to draw comparisons between Biden and Jimmy Carter, insinuating that Biden is headed for a landslide loss akin to Carter’s defeat against Ronald Reagan in 1980. The nerve of this guy!
And if that wasn’t enough, Phillips went on to compare himself to Sen. Eugene McCarthy, suggesting that his own presidential run could somehow influence Biden’s decision not to seek reelection. Give us a break, Phillips!
To top it off, Phillips shamelessly proclaimed that he’s willing to spend whatever it takes on his presidential campaign and, when asked, refused to discourage super PACs from supporting him. So much for integrity and commitment to ethical campaign practices.
It’s clear that Phillips is more interested in hogging the spotlight and causing division within his own party than actually working towards a unified Democratic front. With his shameless attacks on President Biden and his self-serving motives, it’s no wonder Phillips is facing backlash from Democrats. Maybe someone should remind Phillips that it’s the Democrats, not the Republicans, who should be the focus of his criticism.