Biden tells Democrats he is not stepping down

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President Biden on Monday bluntly rejected suggestions that he bow out of the presidential race in a letter to congressional Democrats, arguing it would undermine the preference of voters and ignore his record.

The president, in a letter shared by his campaign, spoke directly to drama that has engulfed the Democratic Party since his disastrous debate performance on June 27 and called for lawmakers to unite behind his candidacy.

“The question of how to move forward has been well-aired for over a week now. And it’s time for it to end,” Biden wrote. “Any weakening of resolve or lack of clarity about the task ahead only helps Trump and hurts us. It is time to come together.”

A growing number of Democrats have in recent days come forward to suggest Biden should step down as the party’s nominee in 2024 or to cast doubt on his ability to defeat Trump in November. Others in the party have openly questioned whether he can campaign with the vigor and energy needed to defeat Trump.

“I have heard the concerns that people have—their good faith fears and worries about what is at stake in this selection. I am not blind to them,” Biden wrote.

“I can respond to all this by saying clearly and unequivocally: I wouldn’t be running again if I did not absolutely believe I was the best person to beat Donald Trump in 2024,” he added.


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