Here’s Who Has Called for Biden to Withdraw From the 2024 Race

    Here’s Who Has Called for Biden to Withdraw From the 2024 Race

    Said Biden should step aside

    “What he needs to do is shoulder the responsibility for keeping that seat — and part of that responsibility is to get out of this race.”

    Raúl M. Grijalva

    Representative, Arizona – July 3

    “I had hoped that the debate would provide some momentum to change that. It did not.”

    Lloyd Doggett

    Representative, Texas – July 2

    “The time is now for another Democratic candidate to take his place on the November ballot.”

    Marianne Williamson

    2024 Democratic presidential candidate – July 2

    “Another Democrat would have a better shot at beating Trump.”

    Julián Castro

    Former Housing and Urban Development secretary – July 2

    “After deep reflection over these past few days, I strongly believe that our best path forward is Kamala Harris.”

    Tim Ryan

    Former Representative, Ohio – July 1

    “I think the president should step aside and let the convention pick a new candidate.”

    Tom Harkin

    “It is absolutely not too late to pick a new candidate.”

    R.T. Rybak

    Former D.N.C. vice chair – June 30

    Expressed concern

    “This White House is going to have to be way less insular than they have been.”

    Katie Porter

    Representative, California – July 3

    “President Biden has got to go out there, and in a sustained basis, show he has the stamina and can do the job.”

    Debbie Dingell

    Representative, Michigan – July 3

    “I deeply respect President Biden and all the great things he has done for America, but I have grave concerns about his ability to defeat Donald Trump.”

    Seth Moulton

    Representative, Massachusetts – July 3

    “We have strong people, not just the top of the ticket, but around the ticket, who can be strong surrogates.”

    Jake Auchincloss

    Representative, Massachusetts – July 3

    “In order to respond to our constituents’ concerns, we need to demonstrate that the president is fit not just for the job, but for the campaign.”

    Ann McLane Kuster

    Representative, New Hampshire – July 3*

    “I think it is a legitimate question to say is this an episode or is this a condition?”

    Nancy Pelosi

    Representative, California – July 2

    “It has to be his decision. We have to be honest with ourselves. It wasn’t just a horrible night.”

    Mike Quigley

    Representative, Illinois – July 2

    “The question is can he effectively prosecute the case against Trump.”

    Greg Landsman

    Representative, Ohio – July 2*

    “If he is going to stay in, he needs to step up.”

    Don Davis

    Representative, North Carolina – July 2

    “We all saw what we saw. You can’t undo that.”

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

    Representative, Washington – July 2*

    “In 2025, I believe Trump is going to be in the White House.”

    Jared Golden

    Representative, Maine – July 2

    “Like a lot of people, I was pretty horrified.”

    Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator, Rhode Island – July 1*

    “I really do criticize the campaign for a dismissive attitude towards people who are raising questions for discussion.”

    Peter Welch

    “We have heard concerns from people who saw the president on Thursday night. I felt concerned and raised those concerns.”

    Hillary Scholten

    Representative, Michigan – July 1

    “We’re having a serious conversation about what to do.”

    Jamie Raskin

    Representative, Maryland – June 30*

    Expressed support

    “Joe Biden’s had our back. Now it’s time to have his.”

    Gavin Newsom

    Governor, California – July 3

    “President Joe Biden is in it to win it, and all of us said we pledged our support to him.”

    Kathy Hochul

    Governor, New York – July 3

    “President Biden told us he is definitely running for re-election, he is our nominee and we’ll continue doing everything we can to deliver North Carolina for him.”

    Roy Cooper

    Governor, North Carolina – July 3

    “He is our nominee for President and I’m going to do everything I can to ensure he beats Trump.”

    Phil Murphy

    Governor, New Jersey – July 3

    “I know President Biden has Maryland’s back, so I’ve got his.”

    Wes Moore

    Governor, Maryland – July 3

    “I suspect people will need to see the president in person and on TV to be convinced he is up to it. He is.”

    Josh Green

    “He’s our guy. He’s our nominee.”

    John Carney

    Governor, Delaware – July 3

    “The person to defeat Donald Trump is going to be the Joe Biden, Kamala Harris ticket.”

    Robert Garcia

    Representative, California – July 3*

    “Joe Biden is going to be our nominee, unless he decides otherwise.”

    J. B. Pritzker

    Governor, Illinois – July 2

    “I’m with Joe Biden.”

    Chuck Schumer

    “I stand unapologetically with President Biden, because no, he should not drop out. We must not lose focus.”

    Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative, Texas – July 2

    “This ain’t the West Wing … we have had a process, millions voted for Joe Biden and we have our nominee!”

    Jaime Harrison

    “I am proud to support Joe Biden as our nominee and I am behind him 100 percent in the fight to defeat Donald Trump.”

    Gretchen Whitmer

    Governor, Michigan – July 1

    “As the president himself has said, don’t compare him to the almighty, compare him to the alternative. And by that metric, the choice is abundantly clear in this race.”

    Katie Hobbs

    “The only Democrat who has ever beaten Donald Trump is Joe Biden. He is our candidate for November.”

    Chris Coons

    “A setback is nothing more than a setup for a comeback.”

    Hakeem Jeffries

    Representative, New York – June 30

    “And I think the American people understand that this president has delivered. There’s a lot of folks supporting him.”

    Tim Walz

    “President Biden has my full confidence as president and if he chooses to remain in the race, he’ll have my full support.”

    John Hickenlooper

    “It’s a difference between a bad initial debate and a very bad presidency, which Donald Trump can claim.”

    Jack Reed

    “I’ll do my best to get him elected.”

    Bernie Sanders

    “I am confident that Joe Biden will keep America’s economy humming, create millions of jobs, and will fiercely protect Social Security, Medicare and our basic freedoms and democracy.”

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Representative, Florida – June 28

    “The president has a great record to run on.”

    Jason Crow

    Representative, Colorado – June 28

    “Joe Biden’s presidency has been among the most productive and successful in American history.”

    Pete Buttigieg

    Secretary of Transportation – June 28

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