Former Republican Sen. Judd Gregg has sent a subtle warning to one presidential hopeful that people with a "socialist" agenda are baiting presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden into choosing a far-left running mate only to have him removed from office after the election using the 25th Amendment.
"This is about power," Gregg wrote in an op-ed for The Hill on Monday. "All major elections are. The socialist/progressives understand this as well as any political movement does. Within a few months of assuming the presidency, Biden may find himself being the next statue toppled as the socialist/progressive movement moves closer to power."
"Look over your shoulder, Joe. Watch your back. Donald Trump is not your most threatening problem," Gregg wrote.
Biden's potential running mates include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., along with "lesser-known advocates for the far left," according to Gregg.
"Biden has made it clear that a woman will be his running mate," Gregg wrote. "What is becoming equally apparent is that he may be cornered into choosing a socialist or progressive as that person."
Following his defeat of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Biden promised to choose a woman as his running mate.
Over the past few weeks, President Donald Trump has criticized Biden for giving in to the far-left wing of the Democratic Party, where some have demanded cities and localities around the country to defund the police.
"No, I don't support defunding the police," Biden said after the death of George Floyd. "I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness. And, in fact, are able to demonstrate they can protect the community and everybody in the community."
Biden currently holds an eight-point lead over Trump in many national polls.
"It is of course ironic that figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Francis Scott Key, and even those who make up the faces of Mount Rushmore — Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt — are now deemed evil by the progressive ideologues of the new Democratic Party," Gregg wrote.
"The pilgrims of the progressive cause countenance no dissent as they rope and spray-paint the statues of people who once led the nation. They are a fanatical group. Biden is suspect to them, of course."
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