A growing list of party faithful, including top Democrats, are publicly expressing concerns over Biden’s presidential campaign.Ting Shen/AP

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Amid the crisis concerning President Biden’s election campaign following a disastrous debate, more prominent Democrats are now openly emphasizing their serious doubts about Biden continuing to compete against Donald Trump.

“Considering Joe Biden’s outstanding track record and Donald Trump’s abysmal performance, he should be crushing Donald Trump,” remarked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during an appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday.

He further emphasized, “Joe Biden is up against a felon. This should not even be a close contest.”

Encouraging the president to seek advice from advisors outside his close circle, Schiff seemed to hint at his concern over numerous reports indicating that Biden’s close circle and relatives, such as his son Hunter Biden, may be excessively influencing—and potentially harming—the president’s decision to persist in the campaign.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) also expressed frustration on Sunday, showing disappointment with Biden’s recent interview with George Stephanopoulos aired on Friday evening.

“I am uncertain if the interview sufficiently addressed those concerns,” mentioned Murphy on CNN’s State of the Union. “This upcoming week is going to be crucial. The president needs to step up.”

Similar to Schiff, Murphy refrained from demanding Biden to withdraw. However, the significant statements made by these two prominent Democrats and key supporters of the president fuel the growing skepticism raised by several Democrats regarding Biden’s chances of outshining Trump in the upcoming elections. While reports suggest that the president has contemplated stepping down in private, Biden continues to show defiance in public. Some might argue he is out of touch with reality.