Top Dem contradicts past defense of Biden ability: ‘Must do more’ to prove himself

Senate President pro tempore Patty Murray, D-Wash., put pressure on President Biden to prove himself on Monday, appearing to contradict her own effort to discredit a report last month that suggested he was showing signs of decline in private meetings. 

“More than a week since the debate, and after talking with my constituents, I believe President Biden must do more to demonstrate he can campaign strong enough to beat Donald Trump,” Murray said in a statement. 

Patty Murray’s latest statement on Biden’s ability appears to contradict her defense of him last month. (Getty Images)

She noted that “our nominee must be able to articulate what Democrats have accomplished and everything we will do to make life better for American families.” 

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According to the senator, who is third in the presidential line of succession, “I have a deep appreciation and strong respect for Joe, who has led a historic first term as President. Still, we need to see a much more forceful and energetic candidate on the campaign trail in the very near future in order for him to convince voters he is up to the job.

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