Just weeks after former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams claimed a “scheduling conflict”t prevented her from appearing at a Georgia event with President Joe Biden on her top issue, more top Democrats are suddenly claiming “scheduling conflicts” are why they can’t be photographed with the leader of the free world.

A trip by Biden to Pennsylvania to promote infrastructure spending was greeted by prominent “no shows” after several Democrats claimed they had scheduled other events at the same time which were more important than an official presidential visit.

ABC News reports:

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a leading Senate candidate, and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the likely Democratic nominee in the race for governor, will be absent because of scheduling conflicts, according to their spokespeople. Another top Senate candidate, Rep. Conor Lamb, a longtime Biden supporter based in Pittsburgh, will attend, his office confirmed. All three had been invited to participate in a photo line with the president.

The high-profile absences come as Democrats in other states have begun taking modest steps to distance themselves from the first-term president, whose approval ratings have fallen sharply in recent months. And while Fetterman and Shapiro indicated that politics had no bearing on their schedules, their decisions to avoid Biden, particularly in his home state, could fuel further questions among anxious Democratic candidates elsewhere as they decide whether to embrace the struggling president.

The Pennsylvania snubs comes weeks after Biden chose Georgia to highlight a push to reform voting systems after 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Abrams blamed her narrow loss on “voter suppression.”

Abrams has offered no evidence to prove her claim, but it made her a liberal celebrity.  She now travels the country promoting “voting rights,” which she defines as repealing ballot security measures like photo ID requirements.

That made Georgia a natural choice to launch Biden’s push for “voting rights,” led by Abrams.

But Abrams, who may run again, claimed scheduling conflicts prevented her from appearing with the President of the United States to promote her current job.

Abrams never revealed what the conflicting event or obligation was.

Biden’s approval rating is at an average of just 40.9 percent in the latest RealClearPolitics aggregation of polls, against an average disapproval of 54.6 percent.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


  1. Interesting those 57 Executive Orders of Biden’s design. Forty- five of the E.O.S were plopped on Bidens desk on his first day in office. Already written up Written by Bill Barr who must have been really busy for months researching and writing up those 45 E.O.S. Bill Barr was employed by President Trump during Nov. Dec. 2020.and until Jan. 20,2021 but was writing up laws to be imposed on the American People. Did Barr know something no one else knew? Maybe that the basement dweller who bragged about having the GREATEST VOTER FRAUD ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD out loud, in public and was able to be seen and heard on U-Tube that Joe would win the presidency before the election was even held.

    1. Throwin’ that “leader of the free world” around pretty ‘liberally’. Since Biden was put in as Pres. you might rephrase that to “leader of the previously free world”. 😉 lol

  2. Too late — if there is a “D” after their name, that is reason enough NOT to vote for them. They can play all the childish games they want but the fact remains — the demonRATS have gone way too far and we need to dump them — ALL OF THEM !!!!!

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