Liberals are renewing their calls for a fair and contested Democratic presidential primary Thursday after President Joe Biden fell on stage during the U.S. Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony.
President Biden just fell…AGAIN pic.twitter.com/jkC8GEjpmk
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 1, 2023
The president was helped to his feet by three people and the White House later attributed his tumble to a sandbag on stage. His latest fall renewed concerns about his age and sparked calls from liberals for the Democratic primary to be an open process.
“[S]ome top Democrats have privately been saying for months that they’re nervous about Biden tripping again on the trail. Today he did,” Axios journalist Alex Thompson tweeted. (RELATED: ‘People Have Every Right To Consider It’: Hillary Clinton Admits Joe Biden’s Age An ‘Issue’ For 2024 Campaign)
Biden is being challenged by environmental lawyer and vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and author Marianne Williamson. One CNN poll taken in late May showed Kennedy at 20% and Williamson at 8% with Democratic primary voters.
“Open the Democrat primaries and debates. This isn’t fair to anyone,” former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who oversaw the platform’s censorship of Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 presidential election, said.
Open the Democrat primaries and debates. This isn’t fair to anyone. https://t.co/KcW67BaR7z
— jack (@jack) June 1, 2023
“Very cool that the media acts like this dude is inevitable and barely covers his primary opponents,” prominent left-wing YouTuber Kyle Kulinski tweeted.
Very cool that the media acts like this dude is inevitable and barely covers his primary opponents pic.twitter.com/OjYcpWOWEc
— Secular Talk🎙 (@KyleKulinski) June 1, 2023
Left-wing investigative journalist Jordan Chariton pointed out how Republicans will use the video in campaign ads about Biden’s advanced age. “The GOP campaign ads are going to BRUTAL and effective. Still time for more progressives to jump into race against Biden or run as independent,” he said.
Longtime left-wing commentator Cenk Uygur mocked attempts by liberals to downplay Biden’s fall. “MSNBC reporting this as a big win for Joe Biden,” he wrote.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) recently altered the 2024 presidential primary schedule by placing South Carolina first. The state was crucial for Biden’s 2020 primary victory over independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other challengers. The DNC has no plans to host debates between Biden and his challengers this time around.