Julian Castro calls on Joe Biden to be replaced ahead of November

 July 3, 2024

Calls for President Joe Biden to step out of the race after his poor debate performance last week in facing off with former President Donald Trump have increased since that painful evening.

According to Fox News, a former top official in the Obama camp, Julian Castro, who also took shots at Biden's memory in the 2020 Democratic primary debates, called on the party to replace him.

The call is similar to many, as members of the Democratic Party scramble to determine how in the world Biden could possibly stand up against Donald Trump at this point.

Castro joined others on TV over the weekend laying out the case for the party to immediately swap out Biden for a younger, fresher model.

What did he say?

"If you switch candidates, that’s a different story," Castro said on MSNBC.

"You’re able to prosecute the case against Trump with the candidate, and also you’re focused on Trump’s baggage instead of anything on the Democratic side. Yes, I believe there are stronger options out there for Democrats," Castro said.

"We have a stable of folks that I think could do a better job, including Vice President Harris, who today in a poll was within two points of Donald Trump, whereas President Biden was six points behind Donald Trump," he continued.

Upon making that statement, MSNBC's Chris Jansing asked point blank if he was suggesting that Biden should drop out of the race.

"I believe that another Democrat would have a better shot at beating Trump," he replied.

He pointed to several other Democrats who have made similar calls.

"I actually don’t see a path now for President Biden to stay in this race in the long term," Castro said.

What next?

Fox News noted:

Castro posted on X the night of the debate, "Tonight was completely predictable. Biden had a very low bar going into the debate and failed to clear even that bar. He seemed unprepared, lost, and not strong enough to parry effectively with Trump, who lies constantly."

Castro was one of many on the left, including a bulk of the liberal media, who expressed great concern at Biden's performance.

Many believe he will have to be replaced, but many also believe that it might prove to be too difficult, logistically, to make that happen.

Only time will tell, but the party has to make some kind of major change, and fast.

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