One in Three Democrats Want Biden Out: Lawmakers and Editorials Push for Change


Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) has become the first Democratic lawmaker to openly urge President Biden to step aside. But according to a Reuters report, over two dozen congressional Democrats are preparing to do the same.

This potential wave of calls comes in response to a post-debate survey by Reuters/Ipsos, which found that one in three Democrats believes the president should end his re-election campaign. Biden is also facing pressure from donors, analysts, and editorial boards who fear that his continued candidacy could lead to a Trump victory in November.

Some close to the president, including White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, have argued that Biden’s debate performance was just a bad night and not reflective of his overall mental fitness. However, the editorial board of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has dismissed such explanations as “insulting to the American people.”

“This wasn’t a bad night; it was confirmation of the worst fears of some of Biden’s most ardent supporters — that after 36 years in the U.S. Senate, eight more as vice president and a term in the White House, age has finally caught up to him,” the board said, calling on Biden to withdraw from the presidential race.

Leah Barkoukis
Leah Barkoukis
Online Features Editor.

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