Bernie Sanders Spokeswoman Says Dem Leadership Could Be 'Planning To Replace' Biden


Briahna Joy Gray, the now-former national press secretary for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, suggested on social media that Democrats might replace former Vice President Joe Biden as their nominee.

Gray was responding to a clip on Twitter of Fox News host Tucker Carlson questioning Biden’s mental fitness for office.

“Ask yourself, is Joe Biden ready to lead this country? Could he find his car in a three-tiered parking garage? Could he navigate a salad bar? And by the way, what exactly is his position on the coronavirus pandemic?

“Those are the mysteries Democrats now face,” Carlson said on his show Wednesday.

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Carlson went on to question Biden’s mental acuity and aired a number of jarring gaffes from the former vice president.

The Fox host also suggested that Biden, who is the presumptive Democratic nominee, could be replaced with a stronger candidate.

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Responding to Carlson’s comments, Gray weighed in.

“Bernie was too kind to go after Biden, but it’s coming,” she tweeted. “Either Dem leadership cares more abt maintaining a corporate status quo than getting rid of Trump, or they’re planning to replace Joe – adopting a pretty fast and loose relationship w/ representative Democracy.”

It’s a “Lose lose” scenario for Democratic leadership, she said.

In a separate tweet, Gray condemned the “corporate media” for failing to properly vet Biden.

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“Of course Tucker Carlson is a cruel bully. But hating the interlocutor doesn’t make the critique go away,” she wrote. “Democrats deserve a candidate who was vetted. The corporate media shirked their responsibility.”

The comments from Gray came just hours after her boss, Sanders, suspended his presidential campaign, essentially ceding what had become a two-person race for the Democratic Party’s nomination.

While many Republicans have been willing to comment on the issue of Biden’s penchant for appearing confused and unprepared, prominent Democrats have, for the most part, avoided the topic.

Biden’s messaging in recent months, as evidenced by Carlson’s short video compilation, has been alarming to some.

President Donald Trump has commented numerous times recently on the former vice president’s cognitive state.

Trump was asked to respond to a Biden tweet that criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic during a White House media briefing last week.

“He didn’t write that. That was done by a Democrat operative,” Trump said, adding that “he’s probably not even watching right now, and if he is, he doesn’t understand what he’s watching.”

Trump also tweeted out a reel of Biden gaffes and misstatements early last month.

Some have floated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a possible replacement for Biden.

In an interview with his younger brother, Chris, Andrew Cuomo told CNN late last month he has no intention of running.

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Johnathan Jones has worked as a reporter, an editor, and producer in radio, television and digital media.
Johnathan "Kipp" Jones has worked as an editor and producer in radio and television. He is a proud husband and father.