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Index – Abroad – Can Biden be replaced, and if so, by whom?

Index – Abroad – Can Biden be replaced, and if so, by whom?

“He is now a shadow of the president four years ago,” said The New York Times, calling on Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential race. “The United States needs a stronger opponent of Republican Donald Trump,” the prestigious newspaper wrote in an editorial after the president’s dismal showing in a televised duel hosted by CNN.

The President is at Camp David this weekend. It was withdrawn. With his family. You can't even guess what decision they'll make. In any case, the First Lady hasn't given up the fight: Jill Biden has asked wealthy donors to continue their support.

However, among Democrats According to the BBC Panic and confusion set in. According to many, this could end badly if he doesn't back down.

Only you can decide that. If he withdraws, it will be relatively easy to nominate a new candidate. The question is more about how well the new candidate can stand up to the Republican challenger.

The nominee will be formally announced between August 19 and 22. He will be nominated at the Democratic National Convention, DNC, in Chicago.

His running mate, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Kamala Harris — or someone else — must get the support of a majority of delegates.

The convention was open, and if Biden withdrew, voting would continue until one of the new candidates won a simple majority of the vote.

Only you can undo

Observers say it is almost impossible for Biden’s party colleagues to try to force Biden to resign. Conservatives have previously threatened to challenge another Democratic candidate’s right to vote with a lawsuit, even if Biden himself drops out of the race.

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Speaking of the trial: The verdict in the secret money case will be announced on July 11 after a jury finds Donald Trump guilty. In one extreme scenario, he could even run the United States from prison.

The Republican Party convention begins four days later on July 15, the second televised debate is on September 10, and Presidential Election Day is November 5.

The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows the Vice President of the United States to declare the President unfit to hold office by a majority of the Cabinet.

In the wake of the devastating televised debate, Republican members of Congress urged the Biden administration to consider using the provision.

After the Capitol riots in 2021, the Democratic-majority House of Representatives called on Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump from office based on the 25th Amendment, but the request fell on deaf ears.

Potential Candidates

Joe Biden is—at least considering his age—one of the most seasoned politicians in Washington. He has served as a senator from Delaware, vice president, and now president for more than half a century. If reelected, he will be 86 at the end of his second term.

But his participation was already a “shocking sensation,” at least according to a former White House official who was a senior adviser during the Obama and Vice President Biden presidencies.

There will be discussions about whether or not you should continue.

Quoted David Axelrodt of Business Insider.

If Biden resigns, one of his natural successors is current Vice President Kamala Harris, who served as California's attorney general and senator, and made history as the first black and Indian-American female vice president.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom is one of the most respected Democratic politicians, but he already said after the televised debate that Biden's withdrawal was “unnecessary.”

You can't turn your back on him after one performance! What kind of party is this?

Newsom said in an interview.

In contrast, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been a critical voice of Biden's campaign, predicting the president will stand up more forcefully for abortion rights.

Another possible presidential candidate is Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who defeated Biden in the New Hampshire primary four years ago. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has also been mentioned, though he is considered a potential 2028 candidate. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Maryland Gov. Wes Moore are more popular in their states.

What potential Democratic successors have in common is that their chances of standing up to Donald Trump are even worse than Biden’s.

(Cover photo: Joe Biden on June 27, 2024. Photo: Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)