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A far-left group that once took credit for pushing former President Donald Trump out of the White House is now turning its back on President Joe Biden by launching a "Don't Run Joe" campaign. The organization hopes to pressure Biden to back out of running for reelection in 2024, the New York Post reported.
The campaign was initiated by RootsAction, a self-described "progressive" organization committed to "resist[ing] the policies of the Republican right at every turn, while confronting the Democratic Party's tendency to give ground to GOP obstruction in the name of 'bipartisanship.'"
The group claimed it "helped defeat Trump" by funneling "several months and major resources to its Vote Trump Out campaign, with fulltime organizers in the battleground states of Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin."
RootsAction previously supported independent Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.
One day after the midterm elections, the organization launched an anti-Biden digital ad campaign initially focused on targeting Democrats in New Hampshire, according to a RootsAction press release.
The group hopes to convince Democrats nationwide to elect a new candidate to run in the 2024 presidential election and ultimately pressure President Joe Biden to announce that he will not seek a second term.
"It's clear that Joe Biden should not be the party's presidential nominee in 2024," the Don't Run Joe campaign said.
The campaign expressed disappointment with Biden's "moderate" policies and stated that his renomination "would be a tragic mistake."
The digital ads launched this week for the Don't Run Joe campaign included the messages: "We cannot risk losing in 2024. We shouldn't gamble on Joe Biden's low approval rating," "Now is not the time for weak measures! We need solid leadership to keep Republicans out of the White House in 2024," and "We need strong leadership to defeat Republicans in 2024. #DontRunJoe. Give Democrats a fighting chance."
"The threat of a neofascist GOP has become all too obvious. Bold and inspiring leadership from the Oval Office will be essential," the campaign claimed. "Unfortunately, President Biden has been neither bold nor inspiring."
During a press conference on Wednesday following the midterm elections, Biden told reporters that his "intention is to run again."
"I think everybody wants me to run, but we're going to have discussions about it," Biden continued. "I hope Jill and I get a little time to sneak away for a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my guess is it will be early next year when we make that judgment."
According to Reuters, Biden's approval rating has dipped to just 39% as of Monday.
RootsAction aims to nominate a Democrat candidate who will push a "truly progressive agenda."
\u201cNEW: RootsAction has launched the #DontRunJoe campaign! \n\nIt\u2019s clear that Joe Biden should not be the party\u2019s presidential nominee in 2024. With so much at stake, renominating Biden would be a tragic mistake. \n\nJoin us in our fight for a better future: https://t.co/4dE1rZ4QgI\u201d— RootsAction (@RootsAction) 1668031312
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.