Joe Biden is supposed to be the leader of the Democrat Party.
But Democrats want to keep their distance from Biden.
Joe Biden suffered a stunning humiliation from the last person he ever expected.
Joe Biden has been an unmitigated disaster for Democrats running for office across the country.
After costing Democrats control of the Virginia legislature and governor’s office last November, Biden has decided to hit the campaign trail for the 2022 midterms despite the fact that dozens of Democrats are working to try and distance themselves from him.
In fact, some Democrats are even running TV ads trying to argue that they have even stood up to Biden.
Of course, none of this is true. Virtually every single Democrat running for re-election has been little more than a rubber stamp for his agenda.
But while there are little policy differences between Biden and the Democrats occupying some of the most vulnerable congressional seats in the country, that hasn’t stopped many Democrats from trying to run away from Biden as fast as possible.
And now, one top Democrat running for US Senate in Wisconsin went so far as to abandon Biden at the same time that he gave a primetime nationalized television address in Milwaukee.
The Washington Examiner reports, “The Wisconsin Democrat running to oust Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was absent from President Biden’s side during his trip to Milwaukee on Monday, marking the latest example of Democrats in tough races bucking appearances with their party’s leader. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who’s running against Mr. Johnson, had other engagements and was unable to attend Mr. Biden’s Labor Day campaign speech.”
It’s ironic that Senate Democrats are banking on Wisconsin in order to deliver a full majority for them to take control of the chamber, while at the same time the party’s nominee for Senate in the state is running away from Biden as fast as he can.
What’s more, Barnes is deserting Biden at the same time Biden was giving a major national speech that was supposed to effectively mark the start of the fall campaign season.
And that speech was intended by Biden’s allies to be a rallying cry for Democrats across the country.
But rather than being at Biden’s side or even attending the speech, Barnes chose to intentionally be absent.
That’s likely because he knows Biden’s approval rating is badly underwater in Wisconsin and that appearing on the campaign trail with him would likely hurt Barnes’ odds of flipping the state in November.
But of course, Democrats are working to spin the snub in a different light.