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    4 days ago

    Article links to the paywalled OPed in the wapo…

    But it’s really fucked up to paywall something like that, so here’s the quoted parts from OP’s link

    “I, like folks across the country, am worried about November’s election. The stakes could not be higher. We cannot unsee President Biden’s disastrous debate performance. We cannot ignore or dismiss the valid questions raised since that night,” Welch said. “I understand why President Biden wants to run. He saved us from Donald Trump once and wants to do it again.”

    "But he needs to reassess whether he is the best candidate to do so. In my view, he is not,” he continued. “For the good of the country, I’m calling on President Biden to withdraw from the race.”

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    “I deliver this assessment with sadness. Vermont loves Joe Biden,” he said, adding that Biden won his largest vote percentage in Vermont four years ago. “But regular Vermonters are worried that he can’t win this time, and they’re terrified of another Trump presidency. These are real concerns of regular voters who I’ve heard from recently — like a mom who counts on the child tax credit and seniors who rely on Medicare.”

    He also heaped praise on potential replacements, calling Vice President Harris a “capable, proven leader” and lauding the “deep bench” in the party’s reserves that includes “energizing” governors and senators who hail from swing states.

    “We have asked President Biden to do so much for so many for so long. It has required unmatched selflessness and courage,” Welch wrote. “We need him to put us first, as he has done before. I urge him to do it now.”