Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claimed that President Joe Biden will not be the Democratic Party's 2024 presidential candidate.
Cruz shared the remarks on "Fox & Friends" Monday, suggesting that former first lady Michelle Obama is likely to replace Biden in next year's presidential bid.
Obama has been "pulling the strings" behind the Biden White House for some time. Cruz responded to former Obama adviser David Axelrod suggesting that President Biden should reconsider his 2024 re-election campaign.https://t.co/IvhlUDSIzL
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"Even with his diminished capacity, they don't think he can do it," Cruz stated during the interview.
"I sat on my podcast three months ago, ‘Verdict with Ted Cruz.’ I predicted that there was a very real chance the Democrats would jettison Joe Biden and parachute in Michelle Obama and that they'd do it at the convention next summer. I think the chances of that are rising every day," he added.
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"Cruz made an appearance on Fox & Friends on Monday morning, when co-host Brian Kilmeade questioned him on Obama adviser David Axelrod’s suggestion that Biden should 'consider' withdrawing since the presidential primaries begin in mid-January and this is the 'last moment' to do so," OANN reported.
"Axelrod cited recent polls from The New York Times and Siena College in postings on X (Twitter) on Sunday, indicating that Biden was lagging behind former President Donald Trump in five of the six crucial swing states," it continued.
Michelle Obama has repeatedly claimed that she has no interest in politics. However, many Democrats believe that she is the only candidate likely to win against Trump next year.
If Biden remains the candidate, he'll face tough questions about his leadership that has led to generation-high inflation, the Afghanistan withdrawal, economic concerns, and the border crisis.
So far, Cruz's predictions have not materialized but there is still time for major changes if Biden's reelection situation grows worse.
The issues could also pose a major threat to Trump's comeback bid as he seeks a second term in the White House after a controversial loss in 2020.