Some supporters of President Joe Biden have been working overtime to assure the public that everything is fine since his debate with former President Donald Trump. Yet some Democrats say it’s time for Biden to go.

Even after his debate disaster and worries about his mental health, Biden will not go away. He declares, “I’m not letting one 90-minute debate wipe out three and a half years of work. I’m staying in the race, and I will beat Donald Trump.”

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) expressed exasperation over Biden’s terrible poll numbers on “Meet the Press.” 

“It should not be even close,” Schiff complained, arguing that in a world apparently concocted in a fever dream, Biden “should be mopping the floor with Donald Trump” because “Joe Biden’s running against a criminal … The only one reason it is close. And that’s the president’s age.”

Still, on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said he backs Biden but also called for more reassurance from him to potential voters.

“I think the president needs to do more,” he said, admitting that especially in light of recent events, “voters do have questions … I don’t know that the interview Friday night did enough to answer those questions, so I think this week is going to be absolutely critical.”

Donna Brazile, a former DNC chair, said on Fox News that many Democrats had the best interests of Joe Biden in mind as they weighed the allegations made against him this year but that “this is at a critical time for our country.” She emphasized the truly high stakes of the upcoming 2024 election.

Bernie Sanders, on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” conceded Biden’s flaws but said policy matters more than personality.

“What we are talking about now is not a Grammy Award contest for best singer,” Sanders explained. “Biden is old. He’s not articulate as he once was. I wish he could jump up the steps on Air Force One — he can’t. What we have got to focus on is policy — whose policies have and will benefit the vast majority of the people in this country.”

During “Fox News Sunday,” Shannon Bream pointed out that many Democrats were privately suggesting to reporters and news outlets like CNN that they’d prefer Biden in there’s no one to take his place, but they couldn’t exactly say that they were happy with the choice.