Watch: CNN's Van Jones Drops Biden, Wants Him Out of Race After Debate Failure - 'He Didn't Do Well at All'


CNN panelist Van Jones reflected the voices of multiple members of the network’s overwhelmingly liberal panel following Thursday’s presidential debate: Joe Biden should go.

“That was painful,” the former Obama White House official said, with evident emotion. “I love Joe Biden. I worked for Joe Biden. He didn’t do well at all. He did not do well at all.”

“I just want to speak from my heart. I love that guy. That’s a good man. He loves his country. He’s doing the best that he can. But he had a test to meet tonight to restore the confidence of the country and of the base and he failed to do that,” Jones continued.

“And I think there’s a lot of people who are going to want to see him consider taking a different course now. We’re still far from our convention and there is time for this party to figure out a different way forward, if he will allow us to do that,” the panelist said.

Jones concluded, “That was not what we needed from Joe Biden and it’s personally painful for a lot of people, it’s not just panic it’s pain.”

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Last week, Jones stated that the debate was very high stakes for Biden.

“This is the entire election, as far as I’m concerned. The entire world will be watching,” Jones said. “If you are a carbon-based life form, you’re going to be watching. If you’ve got a functioning brain stem, you’re going to be watching

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“Because, if Biden goes out there and messes up, it’s game over. If he walks out there, and a week later he’s lower in the polls, it’s panic in the party.”

Thursday evening, fellow CNN panelist John King agreed with Jones that Biden did not meet the standard.

“This was a game-changing debate … There is a deep, a wide, and a very aggressive panic in the Democratic Party,” King said. “It started minutes into the debate and it continues right now.”

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“It involves party strategists. It involves elected officials. It involves fundraisers.”

He went on to state that Democrats are now having conversations about how to remove Biden from the ticket.

CNN anchor Abby Phillip added that “Biden’s answers were, in a lot of cases, not coherent.”

Biden’s base saw a “president, who is in the White House, who they do not necessarily believe can do this for another four years.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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