Moderate Democratic House Member OK With Second Trump Term | EUROtoday

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One of the leaders of a gaggle of average and conservative House Democrats added to President Joe Biden’s political woes on Tuesday, saying in an op-ed that he wasn’t shopping for the thought a second Donald Trump time period could be a “unique threat” to American democracy.

“I reject the premise. Unlike Biden and many others, I refuse to participate in a campaign to scare voters with the idea that Trump will end our democratic system,” wrote Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine).

Golden is a co-chair of a vanishing however key group of House Democrats referred to as the Blue Dog Coalitionwhich has usually been a thorn within the facet of celebration leaders by pushing for extra centrist coverage proposals, even because the Democrats’ liberal wing has been ascendant in recent times.

The 10-member group’s roster additionally reads like a who’s who of weak Democratic House members. In addition to Golden, the opposite two group co-chairs, Reps. Mary Peltola (Alaska) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (Wash.) are on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Frontline” checklist of weak members.

Golden’s op-ed for the Bangor Daily News provides to strain for Biden to withdraw from the White House race over considerations about his age and psychological acuity.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) has additionally referred to as for Biden to step againhowever his seat is taken into account safely Democratic. (Also, Doggett referred to as Trump a “criminal” and expressed fears that he might grow to be president once more.)

As a member in a swing district, Golden shouldn’t be solely saying he’d be “OK” with a Trump victory, however is giving house to different weak Democrats to publicly specific considerations about Biden that they could have stored confidential with the intention to present loyalty.

In the op-ed, Golden mentioned he was not shocked by Biden’s generally halting debate efficiency and its implications.

“It also didn’t rattle me as it has others, because the outcome of this election has been clear to me for months: While I don’t plan to vote for him, Donald Trump is going to win. And I’m OK with that,” he wrote.

Golden mentioned the election was in regards to the economic system, not democracy, and argued that it was extra essential for Democrats to carry a chamber of Congress than the White House. In doing so, he dismissed widespread fear amongst Democrats that the Jan. 6, 2021, rebel was only a warmup for extra antidemocratic actions Trump might take if he returned to the White House.

“Jan. 6, 2021, was a dark day. But Americans stood strong,” Golden wrote.

“Hundreds of police officers protected the democratic process against thousands who tried to use violence to upend it. Judges and state election officials upheld our election laws. Members of Congress, including leaders from both parties, certified the election results.”

Golden mentioned a Trump victory would imply that whoever was elected from Maine would have to have the ability to discount with him.

“Maine’s representatives will need to work with him when it benefits Mainers, hold him accountable when it does not and work independently across the aisle no matter what,” he wrote.