Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) attacked President Joe Biden for his handling of the southern border in a surprise attack that the White House likely wasn't expecting.
During a speech to the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday, O'Rourke said that Biden's policies are "really failing us" and that could cost Democrats in 2024.
O'Rourke stated during his speech that, "And on some counts, Biden has been successful; the rhetoric, it's night and day against Donald Trump. Biden's not inspiring, I don't think, any acts of political terror or the kind of slaughter that we saw in El Paso. And yet, on other counts, he's really failing us."
What "acts of political terror" Trump inspired, O'Rourke didn't elaborate on. Furthermore, he didn't seem interested in following up his comment on the "kind of slaughter that we saw in El Paso."
Defamatory and slanderous statements aside, after O'Rourke was done with Trump he then took aim at Joe Biden and made it clear that the game is up and no amount of ignoring the southern border will make the problem disappear.
Democrats have been slowly souring on President Joe Biden's reelection campaign but last year it was limited to centrists and outsiders in the Party.
Now more prominent Democrats that are considered influential or even powerful within the Party have begun criticizing Biden as Democrats continue to lose faith in Biden's abilities to win next year's presidential election.
O'Rourke, who himself hasn't been an amazingly successful politician with major losses in 2018 and 2022 to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), is still an influential Democrat with younger voters.
O'Rourke stated that "This is critical if you want to win in 2024. It is no secret that Democratic voters are unexcited about Biden — that's putting it politely. It is no secret, thanks to the poll that we just read. The young voters especially are leaving his banner in droves. Now will they vote for Donald Trump? Will they vote for RFK Jr? Will they not vote at all? I don't know. But let's give them a reason to vote for the president."
He then concluded that "Something bold, something big, something that matches the rhetoric that he used in 2020 and inspires voters in 2024 is what's needed right now."
Unfortunately for Democrats, Joe Biden has made it clear he won't step aside for anyone and there has been no signs of Biden changing his approach to 2024 despite the deteriorating situation.
Former President Donald Trump was left for dead by Republicans following the 2020 presidential election and his political career appeared to be over. Now three years later, Trump is stronger than ever and he is beating Biden in multiple swing states.
A New York Times-Siena College poll found that Trump has captured significant leads in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
All of those states are critical to winning next year's election and with a year to go, Trump holding leads in all of those states should absolutely terrify Democrats.