Internal Party Strife As Democrats Urge Biden To Withdraw From 2024 Race

President Joe Biden is under significant pressure from members of his own party to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race following a less-than-stellar debate performance. In a call with campaign staffers, Biden made it clear that he has no intention of leaving the race, stating, “I’m not leaving. I’m in this race to the end and we’re going to win,” as reported by the Associated Press.

Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona has publicly suggested that Biden should step down, arguing that the president has a responsibility to secure the Democratic seat by potentially bowing out. While Grijalva criticized former President Donald Trump as an “anti-democratic, authoritarian despot,” he acknowledged Biden as a “good man” but emphasized the need for a strategic decision for the party’s future.

Adding to the chorus, Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden of Maine have both called for Biden to step aside, with Golden asserting that Trump is likely to win if Biden remains the nominee. Democratic Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington also expressed skepticism about Biden’s chances against Trump in the upcoming election.

On the Republican front, the situation is similarly intense. GOP Reps. Chip Roy of Texas and Clay Higgins of Louisiana are pushing for a resolution that encourages Vice President Kamala Harris to use the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office, citing concerns about his ability to lead.

Amidst these internal and external pressures, Biden remains steadfast in his decision to continue his campaign. The upcoming election cycle is set to be highly contentious as both parties navigate the complexities of the current political climate and the challenges facing the nation.