Joy Reid says she'd vote for Biden if he was 'in a coma'

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MSNBC host Joy Reid said she would “vote for” President Biden even if he was “in a coma” in a Thursday post on TikTok.

“By the way, if it’s Biden in a coma, Imma vote for Biden in a coma,” Reid said in the video, underscoring her desire to keep former President Trump from a second term.

Reid made it clear her feelings about voting for Biden over Trump are mostly about the damage she thinks would come to the country if Trump were reelected.

She said she doesn’t “even really particularly like” Biden or a significant amount of “his policy.”

“He’s not [Trump], right?” Reid continued. 

Democrats across the country are debating whether Biden should remain as the party’s standard-bearer this fall after an unsettling debate performance reinforced worries about his age.

The White House is insistent that Biden, 81, is not leaving the presidential race, and Biden said in a fundraising email sent Wednesday that nobody “is pushing” him “out.”

“I’m the Democratic Party’s nominee,” the fundraising email read. “No one is pushing me out. I’m not leaving, I’m in this race to the end, and WE are going to win this election. If that’s all you need to hear, pitch in a few bucks to help [Vice President Harris] and me defeat Donald Trump in November.”

Harris has emerged as the most likely Democrat to replace Biden should he step aside, though she’s given no indication she supports such a change.

Three House Democrats have urged Biden to back out of the 2024 race.

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said on Boston-area radio station WBUR on Thursday that Biden “has done enormous service to our country, but now is the time for him to follow in one of our founding father, George Washington’s, footsteps and step aside to let new leaders rise up and run against” Trump.

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