Oklahoma Republican Rep. Kevin Hern has suggested that Democrats are “embarrassed” by President Joe Biden and their plan for 2024 has “fallen by the wayside.”
In an interview with Newsmax on Monday, November 20, 2023, Hern stated the Democrats’ “plan that they had earlier this year, that Joe Biden is the only Democrat that could beat former President Donald Trump has certainly fallen by the wayside.”
He went on to say, “You see Biden falling in his own polls, Democrats, and now [former] president [Trump], as you just mentioned, is winning in many if not all, of the polls across America and continuing to rack up more and more.”
Hern also addressed the recent gag orders issued against Trump in his ongoing civil fraud trial in New York, saying that “what we’re seeing right now, gag orders being put in place with all these different court battles because they know that his message is winning.”
He added, “Certainly, you know us as Republicans, we’re not embarrassed by the strength that President Trump has shown and will show again as the next president of the United States of America.”
Hern’s comments come as Biden’s approval ratings have taken a hit in recent weeks, with some polls showing him with a negative approval rating.
This has led to speculation about whether he will run for re-election in 2024, with some Democrats reportedly considering other candidates.
However, Hern’s comments about Democrats being “embarrassed” by Biden’s actions have been met with criticism from some, who argue that the congressman is simply trying to score political points.
In response to the criticism, Hern has defended his comments, saying “I’m just stating the facts.
The Democrats are clearly struggling right now, and it’s because of their own actions. They put all their eggs in one basket with Biden, and now they’re paying the price.”
He went on to say “as Republicans, we’re confident that President Trump will be the next president of the United States. We’re not embarrassed by his strength, and we’re not afraid to stand up for what we believe in.”
Overall, Hern’s comments reflect the ongoing political divide in the United States, with Democrats and Republicans increasingly at odds over issues such as Biden’s polling numbers and Trump’s ongoing legal battles.
As the 2024 elections approach, it remains to be seen how these divisions will play out at the ballot box.