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Biden Forced To Step Down?

President Biden is facing increasing pressure from congressional Democrats to reconsider his re-election bid. Many House Democrats are expressing growing concerns, with some saying they love Biden but believe he should step aside. This sentiment is gaining traction among delegates and constituents who fear Biden cannot win another term. Notably, Rep. Raúl Grijalva and Rep. Lloyd Doggett have publicly called for Biden’s resignation, urging him to take responsibility for the Democratic seat by stepping down.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries is hearing from members who believe a new candidate is necessary, and a draft letter calling for Biden to withdraw is circulating among lawmakers. Newer House Democrats, particularly those from swing districts, are worried about their reputations if they continue to support Biden. Many have come to see Vice President Kamala Harris as a suitable replacement.

The Biden campaign is criticized for its dismissive response to concerns about Biden’s age, with Rep. Scott Peters describing the campaign’s attitude as arrogant. A recent meeting among House Democrats turned into a venting session about Biden, with many referring to him as the “donkey in the room.”

Despite this, some members of the Congressional Black Caucus argue for rallying around Biden. Publicly, leaders like House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Jim Clyburn have shown their support for Biden.

In response, the Biden campaign highlights strong fundraising and tight poll numbers, asserting that even if Biden’s poll numbers drop, it would be a temporary situation. The campaign insists that Biden is not dropping out and remains committed to his re-election bid. House Democratic leaders are expected to discuss this issue further in upcoming meetings. One House Democrat noted that Jeffries’ stance would significantly influence the broader caucus’s actions.

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