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Read The Desperate Letter Biden Just Sent House Dems Who Want Him To Drop Out

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It’s been nearly two weeks since Joe Biden’s train wreck of a debate performance and leftists are still clamoring for him to be replaced as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.

Those calls have not subsided in the wake of an ABC News interview last week, so now the embattled incumbent is taking a direct approach with House Democrats who are increasingly worried about their own political futures.

He wrote a letter to lawmakers that was delivered when Congress resumed its session after the July 4th holiday break.

As the New York Post reported:

“Now that you have returned from the July 4th recess, I want you to know that despite all the speculation in the press and elsewhere, I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to the end, and to beating Donald Trump,” Biden wrote in his letter, which was addressed to “fellow Democrats.”

“I have had extensive conversations with the leadership of the party, elected officials, rank and file members, and most importantly, Democratic voters over these past 10 days or so. I have heard the concerns that people have — their good faith fears and worries about what is at stake in this election. I am not blind to them,” he said.

Biden has previously maintained he would not drop out but pushed back even harder in the letter, arguing that voters chose him as the Democratic nominee and that exiting the race now would say that “this process didn’t matter.”

“I feel a deep obligation to the faith and the trust the voters of the Democratic Party have placed in me to run this year. It was their decision to make. Not the press, not the pundits, not the big donors, not any selected group of individuals, no matter how well intentioned,” Biden said. 

“The voters — and the voters alone — decide the nominee of the Democratic Party. How can we stand for democracy in our nation if we ignore it in our own party? I cannot do that. I will not do that.”

He specifically blasted two candidates who ran against him.

“Only three people chose to challenge me,” Biden wrote.

“One fared so badly that he left the primaries to run as an independent. Another attacked me for being too old and was soundly defeated,” he said, apparently referring to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), respectively.

It remains to be seen whether this approach will change any minds, but Biden has also been taking his message to friendly media outlets.

Axios recently offered a glimpse into the turmoil that has come to dominate the Democratic Party:

The big picture: Democratic lawmakers have gone from shock, to sadness, to madness since the debate 10 days ago. These Democrats, further deflated by Biden’s high-stakes ABC interview, believe there’s nothing he can do to reverse the damage — or his aging.

  • “The sh*t is going to hit the fan on Monday, when Congress returns,” a House Democrat told us. “People are scared about their own races. But they’re also worried about the country, and about democracy.”
  • Lawmakers were antsy enough about Biden during their Fourth of July break this past week. There’ll be even greater torque when they’re venting, raging and plotting in person.

“Every single person not named Biden,” or paid by the president, recognizes how deep a hole he’s in, said a top Democratic operative who’s talking nonstop to elected officials.

  • David Axelrod, former President Obama’s political architect, described Biden’s posture in an opinion piece Saturday: “Denial. Delusion. Defiance.” Axe said a growing chorus of Democrats is “fearful of an electoral disaster.”

Here’s a clip of Biden’s defiant remarks during a recent campaign event:


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