Democrats in shambles, hold closed-door meeting over Biden’s future

by ian

Democrats are still divided over President Joe Biden’s political future.

Yesterday, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said they still support the president despite his debate performance. But not every Democrat agrees.

According to The Hill, there are now six Democrat lawmakers who have taken a public stance against nominating Biden for a second term. When Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was asked if Biden would be the nominee, Durbin only said, “We’ll see.”

That is a major non-statement from Durbin, who has long been one of Biden’s strongest allies. Early in the president’s term, he brought Durbin and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the White House for a meeting about how best to address the nation’s challenges.

Nonetheless, there are still plenty of lawmakers who support Biden. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is one of them.

At the same time, some Democrat activists are already mobilizing against the president with the “Pass the Torch” campaign. Their website is collecting signatures targeting Democrat Congressional members and the DNC urging the selection of a new presidential candidate.

This all comes as Democrats met behind closed doors today to discuss Biden’s potential in the upcoming election.