Biden tells Democratic lawmakers he will stay in the race | WORLD
Sound journalism, grounded in facts and Biblical truth | Donate

Biden tells Democratic lawmakers he will stay in the race

President Joe Biden Associated Press/Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta

Biden tells Democratic lawmakers he will stay in the race

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday published a letter he sent to Democrats on Capitol Hill in which he insisted he would continue running for reelection. During an ABC News interview that aired on Friday, Biden also said only God Himself could convince him to step out of the race. But over the weekend, several Democratic lawmakers called for Biden to withdraw from the race, according to media reports. Democrats have acknowledged that Biden had a disastrous performance against former President Donald Trump in their recent presidential debate.

Did Biden say in this letter why he was staying in the race? The party’s voter base had nominated him as their pick for president, and party leaders and donors shouldn’t override that decision, he said. He also said he wouldn’t run if he didn’t believe he was the best person to beat Trump.

What has Trump said about Biden continuing in the race? Trump’s campaign published a statement urging Biden to remain in the race. Biden should continue performing on the campaign trail the way he did in the debate, the statement added.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

An actual newsletter worth subscribing to instead of just a collection of links. —Adam

Sign up to receive The Sift email newsletter each weekday morning for the latest headlines from WORLD’s breaking news team.

Please wait while we load the latest comments...