Congressional Democrats Break Down In Tears During Meeting On Biden’s Future

Congressional Democrats Break Down In Tears During Meeting On Biden’s Future

After the congressional recess, House Democrats have returned to Washington with a significant goal: to discuss Joe Biden’s potential run for the presidency. Since the June debate, tension has grown as more lawmakers question Biden’s readiness for the upcoming election.

Meanwhile, the president has been working hard to dismiss any rumors of his resignation. Ahead of a critical Tuesday meeting described as a “come-to-Jesus” session, a smaller group of Democrats from key swing districts met for an emotional gathering, marked by tears.

In the Democrats’ full caucus meeting, opinions varied. A legislator present at the emotional gathering described it to Axios as “intense.” Another attendee stated that the dominant sentiment was “pretty much unanimous” that Biden “has got to step down,” noting, “There were actual tears from people, and not for Biden.”

Attendees noted that while many senators backed Biden, others doubted his ability to compete against former President Donald Trump. A House Democrat who attended both meetings commented, “The majority of our caucus continues to support him, indicating that he will remain in his position.” This is detrimental to our nation.

After the Tuesday meeting, a legislator who had previously informed Axios that the rebellion was “over” reaffirmed their stance, saying the discussion only solidified that belief. “The lawmaker remarked that there were no unexpected occurrences.”

On Monday, Biden issued an extensive letter outlining his upcoming plans. In his two-page letter, he shared his thoughts as he faces opposition from other party leaders concerned that he is jeopardizing their chances of keeping the White House and maintaining a Senate majority and regaining control of the U.S. House.

The president, facing significant challenges, has rejected calls to resign, asserting that now is the time for Democrats to unite, move forward as a cohesive party, and defeat Donald Trump.

Biden has worked to affirm that he would not withdraw from the race, citing his significant victories in state Democratic primaries as evidence of grassroots support for his candidacy. Additionally, Biden reinforced his message by appearing on MSNBC on Monday morning, warning Democrats against pressuring him into certain actions.

“The bottom line here is that we’re not going anywhere — I am not going anywhere,” he said. “I had a bad night,” he said of his debate. “But the fact of the matter is — if there was something that was wrong that night, it’s not like it’s one night and it goes away. That’s why I’ve been out, I’ve been testing myself.”

“Run against me. Announce for president. Challenge me at the convention,” Biden added. “The question of how to move forward has been well-aired for over a week now. And it’s time for it to end. We have one job. And that is to beat Donald Trump. We have 42 days to the Democratic Convention and 119 days to the general election. Any weakening of resolve or lack of clarity about the task ahead only helps Trump and hurts us.”

According to the New York Times, a group of influential House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), held a private meeting on Sunday to express their dissatisfaction with President Biden’s decision not to resign.

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