Democrats Panic over Their Own Futures as Biden's Approval Plunges
Lawmakers worried about impact on their own political careers
Democrat lawmakers are reportedly panicking about how regime leader Joe Biden's plunging approval ratings will impact their own political futures.
Triggering one crisis after another since taking office, Biden's latest historical bungling in Afghanistan, and the ongoing ensuing chaos, has sent his approval, and the Democratic Party's reputation, into freefall.
Democrats in Congress are concerned that Biden’s handling of the U.S. pullout of Afghanistan could be the nail in the coffin for their careers as next year's midterm elections loom.
Many believe Biden's actions are undermining the party as a whole and will cause a backlash that ousts Democrats from power in Congress and across the United States.
According to The New York Times, Biden is "facing a political crisis that has shaken his standing in his party."
"Democrats across the country are increasingly worried about their ability to maintain power in Washington."
The NYT adds, "On Capitol Hill, lawmakers announced congressional investigations into the administration’s handling of the withdrawal, as a handful of Democratic lawmakers weighed whether calling for the resignation of Mr. Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, would help the president 'reset the narrative,' according to a Democratic House member, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
"The harrowing images appalled even the president’s staunchest supporters, many of whom — like a majority of the American public — support the decision to remove American troops from Afghanistan.
"But some of them worry the execution of the withdrawal has undermined Mr. Biden’s central campaign promise to restore a steady hand to governance, particularly on issues of national security."
Biden’s approval rating has fallen across multiple polls since Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, fell to the Taliban on August 15, according to The Daily Wire.
Since then, the U.S. has overseen a frenzied and chaotic evacuation of thousands of U.S. personnel and citizens from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Biden’s polling averages for RealClearPolitics and 538 tumbled below 50% for the first time last week.
The 538 poll found Biden with a 44% disapproval rating.
The highest average approval rating the RCP poll has ascertained for Biden during his presidency was at 55.8%; he has dropped over five points.
A new Reuters poll conducted on Monday found that Biden’s approval rating had dropped by seven percentage points to rest at 46%, leaving him at the lowest level of his presidency.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that the Biden administration has botched the pullout from Afghanistan.
Biden has continued to defend his decision and handling of the effort while claiming that a prior conditional agreement made between President Donald Trump and the Taliban forced Biden’s actions.
The developments come as Biden has also struggled to find the proper messaging on COVID-19.
Biden has continued to push masking and health restrictions because of the COVID-19 Delta variant.
Last week, the Transportation Security Administration said that it was extending the federal mask mandate into 2022.