George Clooney calls for Biden to consider stepping aside from presidential elections


(MENAFN) In a recent opinion piece for a US-based newspaper, George Clooney, a prominent actor and lifelong Democrat, has called for President Joe Biden to consider stepping aside from the presidential election race. While expressing deep admiration and friendship for Biden, Clooney candidly addressed concerns about Biden's current capacity, noting a perceived decline compared to his earlier years in politics. Reflecting on a recent encounter, Clooney lamented that the Biden he saw was not the dynamic figure of previous decades, including his vice presidency and early presidency.

Clooney cautioned that proceeding with Biden as the Democratic nominee could pose risks to the party's electoral prospects. He urged influential Democrats like Chuck Schumer, Hakeem Jeffries, and Nancy Pelosi to encourage Biden to voluntarily step aside. In proposing potential successors, Clooney highlighted Vice President Kamala Harris, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and California Governor Gavin Newsom as capable candidates who could lead effectively.

Emphasizing the urgency of addressing current challenges facing the nation, Clooney stressed Biden's past contributions to democracy, particularly his role in the 2020 elections. He underscored the need for effective leadership to safeguard democratic principles in the upcoming 2024 election.

Supporting Clooney's sentiments, filmmaker Rob Reiner echoed the call for Biden to step aside, citing concerns about the existential threats facing democracy and the necessity for a younger leader to confront these challenges effectively. Both Clooney and Reiner expressed deep respect for Biden's service to the country while advocating for a strategic shift in leadership to ensure a robust Democratic presence in future elections.

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