CNN commentator Van Jones calls out Democrats who are afraid to criticize Biden publicly
"Democrats, they talk behind their hand. Nobody wants to get on TV and say it because we all like to be able to go to barbecues and house parties," Jones said.
CNN political commentator Van Jones called out Democrats who are too "scared" to criticize President Joe Biden publicly.
“I think people are concerned about Joe Biden," Jones told anchor Jim Sciutto in a Thursday appearance . "They really are. I mean, Democrats, they talk behind their hand. Nobody wants to get on TV and say it because we all like to be able to go to barbecues and house parties. But people are concerned."
"I do think that anybody but Trump going up against someone like Biden, given some of his challenges recently, probably might have a good shot and could make that age an issue," he continued. "The problem is when you put a Biden up against a Trump, Trump has so many other issues, and he’s not that much younger, that it becomes a little bit of a wash and then people just kind of go back to their respective corners.”
According to a New York Times/Siena College Poll that was released earlier this month, 50% of Democrat primary voters said that the party should nominate a different person for the 2024 presidential election.
The two other declared candidates running against Biden in the Democrat primary are Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson.
Kennedy Jr. launched his bid in April, at the time enjoying support from 14% of people who voted for President Biden in 2020, according to a poll from USA TODAY/Suffolk University.