Biden Faces a Growing Revolt from Dems to Withdraw

( – President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump met for their first debate last month. To say the POTUS didn’t do well would be the understatement of the year. Now, Democrats are revolting.

Almost a dozen Democrats have called on Biden to drop out of the presidential race. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) convened a phone call between members of his caucus on July 7. According to reports, Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler (NY), Joe Morelle (NY), Adam Smith (WA), and Mark Takano (CA) were among those who said the president should cut his losses.

The lawmakers all hold top committee positions. Nadler is the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Morelle is the top Democrat on the House Administration Committee, and Smith and Takano are the ranking members of the Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, respectively.

The call lasted more than an hour and Jeffries allowed the lawmakers to speak in the order of seniority. Other top Democrats expressed concerns about Biden but didn’t call for him to drop out of the race. Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD), Jim Himes (CT), and Don Beyer (VA) said that they had concerns that Biden might not be able to work in November. Beyer made it clear that he still supports the president but is very concerned.

During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said the president’s debate performance “rightfully raised questions among the American people about whether [Biden] has the vigor” to beat Trump. He went on to say the POTUS “should be mopping the floor” with the former president but he’s not because of his age.

The congressman, who is running for Senate, said he thinks Biden needs to seek out people other than his family. Schiff explained that Biden should speak to people who can look at the situation “with some distance and objectivity” before he decides whether to stay in the race.

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