Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat party’s candidate for the upcoming Gubernatorial contest in Virginia, had harsh words for President Biden.
McAuliffe openly blamed Biden for recent polls that saw his republican competitor quickly closing the gap.
As The Tri-City Herald reports:
Virginia gubernatorial Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe cast President Joe Biden and his party’s lawmakers in Congress as a liability in the final weeks of the campaign, with polls showing a tightening race.
“We are facing a lot of headwinds from Washington,” McAuliffe, a former head of the Democratic National Committee, said during a virtual rally with supporters Tuesday. “As you know, the president is unpopular today, unfortunately, here in Virginia, so we’ve got to plow through.”
Biden is buffeted by intraparty fighting over his signature infrastructure package, a resurgent coronavirus pandemic and lingering bipartisan criticism for both his administration’s handling of migrants at the Southern border and the military’s August withdrawal from Afghanistan.
A former chair of the Democratic National Committee, McAuliffe’s distancing from the president may be a precursor as to how the party’s congressional candidates will try to save themselves in next year’s midterm elections.
Terry McAuliffe: Joe Biden "is unpopular today unfortunately here in Virginia." pic.twitter.com/QOMAWRBi2A
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Polls currently show McAuliffe in a dead heat with his Republican rival Glen Youngkin.