According to Politico, Biden made the remarks — while emphasizing there’s energy in the streets, such as in the March for Our Lives — in a private session with a few dozen House Democrats who are members “Blue Collar Caucus,” who were reportedly “stunned” over the comments.
“If we don’t win the House, Trump is there for eight years,” Biden reportedly said, “I’m serious.”
Biden reportedly added. “So, no pressure.”
Politico quotes Biden as making the comments in an article about the March for Our Lives and concerns over Democrats being able to harness the energy of activists in time to take control of the House in November. Expectations are high for Democrats given that the president’s party historically loses seats in mid-term elections, but with Trump’s popularity rising in the polls, nothing is certain.
According the article, at the 2017 Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration — and at several demonstrations afterwards — protesters were “swarming and angry but had no idea what to do next.” With the mid-terms eight months away, anti-Trump protesters now have a focus.
More at Politico.