Nancy Pelosi Raises Eyebrows with 'Earth Shaking' Comments on Biden Dropping Out


Democrats are stuck in a bit of a pickle with President Joe Biden as their candidate in this fall’s presidential race.

In his first debate with the presumptive Republican nominee, former President Donald Trump, Biden appeared to have a full-on, dementia-riddled breakdown. This, of course, sent the left-wing media and Democrats alike into a full-on panic.

It’s clear that unless something major changes, the 81-year-old Biden is going to lose in November to the man Democrats hate like no other — leading many Democrats to call for the president to drop out of the race.

Biden has rebuffed those demands, insisting there is next to nothing that will persuade him to leave the race.

During an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi was asked what she thought about the president’s campaign amid the post-debate turmoil.

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The former speaker’s insights tell us all we need to know about the current state of affairs in the Democratic Party.

Now, there are many ways Pelosi could have answered the question.

The 84-year-old California congresswoman could have outright denied Biden’s obvious mental decline, as many Democrats have done for years.

She could have skirted the question, as veteran politicians like Pelosi have done with various issues for decades.

Will Biden drop out?

Perhaps the most expected answer would have been for her to say there’s no doubt that Biden is the Democrats’ nominee and he has her full support.

Pelosi did none of the above.

Instead, her answer indicated a “decision” was still on the table for Biden.

“It’s up to the president to decide if he is going to run. We’re all encouraging him to make that decision because time is running short,” Pelosi said.

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This answer suggested Biden is mulling whether to continue with his campaign, but that’s not at all what he has been saying.

Ever since the disastrous debate with Trump, Biden has been insistent that he won’t be dropping out.

He left no doubt where he stood in a memo to House Democrats on Monday, declaring he is “firmly committed to staying in this race.”

Pelosi surely knows this and yet, curiously enough, still said she was working with others “encouraging” the president to make a decision.

Maybe the decision Biden made was not the one she and others wanted him to make.

Or maybe, as pro-Trump commentator Joey Mannarino put it, the former speaker was signaling to House Democrats that it’s fair game to demand Biden drop out.

Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News and NBC News called the quotes “earth shaking” and “hardly an endorsement” of the man running for a second term in the White House.

This mixed messaging is no doubt the result of the tough situation Pelosi and others have found themselves in.

They believe Biden should step down, but if too many Democrats outright demand it and he refuses, he will be greatly weakened electorally come November.

So we can expect more subtle messaging from Democrats like this suggesting the president has a decision to make.

They’ll continue to flounder like this until either he steps down or it’s too late.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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