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Democrats stand firm: No Biden replacement despite calls to quit 2024 race

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Fidel Rahmati
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Top Democrats have firmly dismissed calls to replace President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee following criticism of his debate performance against Donald Trump.

Despite concerns about Biden’s age and debate performance, party leaders are urging members to focus on preventing another Trump presidency, as reported by Reuters.

The debate fallout prompted discussions among Biden’s family at Camp David, who reportedly encouraged him to remain in the race. According to sources close to the situation cited by The New York Times, Biden’s family expressed frustration over his debate preparation but remained supportive of his candidacy.

Calls for Biden to step aside have intensified since the debate, with a CBS poll showing a significant increase in Democrats questioning his candidacy. The poll indicated a 10-point rise in Democrats believing Biden should not continue running for president, underscoring divisions within the party.

Despite mounting pressure, prominent voices within the Democratic Party have rallied behind Biden. Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock rebuffed calls for Biden’s withdrawal, emphasizing the importance of unity against Trump’s reelection bid on NBC’s Meet the Press.

House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries acknowledged Biden’s setback but characterized it as a setup for a comeback. He emphasized the current moment as an opportunity for Biden to rebound and secure victory in November, potentially reshaping the political landscape.

Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, a vocal supporter of Biden, asserted on ABC’s This Week that Biden remains the strongest candidate to defeat Trump. Coons emphasized Biden’s experience and electability, suggesting that he is uniquely positioned to unify the party and appeal to voters across the political spectrum.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial called for Biden to consider stepping down for the nation’s good, citing concerns about his performance and the potential impact on the election. However, this sentiment has been met with strong opposition from Biden’s supporters and party leaders who believe in his ability to lead the Democratic ticket.

Reflecting on Biden’s career, Democrats debate his candidacy amidst concerns. Leaders prioritize defeating Trump and advancing party goals. Biden’s ability to unite and regain momentum is pivotal for the campaign.

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