Democrats want Biden to abandon presidential race this week


(MENAFN) A significant faction of senior Democrats is reportedly advocating for President Joe Biden to withdraw from the upcoming United States presidential election by the end of this week, according to a report from Axios citing informed sources. Concerns over Biden's ability to secure reelection against Republican challenger Donald trump in November are said to be driving this push, with lawmakers, major party donors, and constituents expressing deep reservations.

The Axios report indicates that a growing number of Democratic lawmakers believe that the party as a whole should "beg" Biden to step aside. Many are reportedly focusing on Biden's age and debating his viability as a candidate rather than discussing community issues at recent forums. This sentiment was echoed by one lawmaker who noted that the topic dominated discussions at a recent unnamed state forum.

House members and senators are allegedly contemplating speaking out or signing letters urging Biden to end his candidacy, emphasizing that the calls for his withdrawal are gaining momentum. According to a top Democratic operative cited in the report, ongoing conversations among party leaders underscore the urgency of the situation, with considerations also revolving around the potential transition to Vice President Kamala Harris as the nominee.

The urgency for Biden to consider stepping down has escalated significantly following his widely criticized performance during the June 27 debate against Trump. A recent poll by Reuters/Ipsos indicated that one in three Democrats believes Biden should exit the race, highlighting a divide within the party's support base. Additionally, reports suggest that major Democratic donors have pushed for Biden's replacement on the party ticket, adding to the pressure on the 81-year-old president.

The evolving dynamics within the Democratic Party reflect a pivotal moment as party leaders grapple with strategic decisions ahead of the November elections, balancing concerns over electability with the need for a coherent campaign strategy.

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