Biden Insists He Won’t Leave Race Amid Calls From Democrats To Step Down

President Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure from within his own party to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race following a terrible debate performance. Despite this, Biden has firmly stated his intention to remain in the race, telling campaign staffers, “I’m not leaving. I’m in this race to the end and we’re going to win,” according to the Associated Press.

Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona has been vocal about his belief that Biden should step aside. Grijalva, who described former President Donald Trump as an “anti-democratic, authoritarian despot,” also noted that while Biden is a “good man,” he believes it is Biden’s responsibility to ensure the presidency remains with the Democrats, which may mean stepping down.

Similarly, Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas has echoed calls for Biden to exit the race, and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden of Maine has predicted a Trump victory if Biden remains the nominee. Democratic Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington has also expressed doubt about Biden’s ability to win against Trump.

On the Republican side, the pressure is mounting as well. GOP Reps. Chip Roy of Texas and Clay Higgins of Louisiana are advocating for a resolution that urges Vice President Kamala Harris to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office.

Despite the growing opposition, Biden remains resolute in his campaign efforts. The political landscape is fraught with tension as both sides grapple with the implications of Biden’s candidacy and the upcoming election.