Although President Joe Biden has suggested that he might run for re-election in 2024, his age and declining popularity have led to speculation regarding whether he would be a viable candidate.
For his part, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is already placing his bets on Biden losing the election if he is able to run again.
“I can’t imagine the American people would hire him again — not based on his first 11 months of miserable performance,” the Wisconsin Republican said, according to Newsmax.
“Let’s face it”
A range of issues, notably his economic policies and the chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, have fueled growing public disapproval for the Biden administration at the conclusion of its first year.
Another serious concern for many voters is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which Biden promised to combat with science but has instead continued to spread far and wide across America under his leadership.
As Johnson concluded, Americans have seen enough of this “disaster” of a presidency to make a decision on Biden’s political future.
“Let’s face it, this administration, Democrat governance, has been a disaster for America,” he said, as Newsmax reported.
“They have not gotten things under control”
The senator delved deeper into his critique of the Biden administration, pointing to a range of issues that have contributed to Biden’s diminishing chances of becoming a two-term president.
“Start with the open borders, the flood of illegal immigrants,” Johnson said. “The humiliating and dangerous surrender in Afghanistan, inflation sparked by their out-of-control deficit spending. They have not gotten things under control.”
Johnson went on to criticize Biden’s push for vaccines — and more recently, boosters — despite the prevalence of so-called breakthrough infections among fully inoculated Americans. He argued that a more appropriate response would be an initiative to make therapeutics more accessible for the treatment of early symptoms.
“We just won’t admit that the vaccines still can allow infection and transmission of the disease and yet they’re pushing these freedom-robbing mandates,” he complained. “Their response to COVID has been a miserable failure.”