House Democrat Calls on President Biden to Step Down

House Democrat Calls on President Biden to Step Down

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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July 3, 2024

President Joe Biden (D) is in a difficult position after a lukewarm performance in the first presidential debate of the 2024 election. The White House announced that the president had a poor showing because he was battling a call, and President Biden would later admit that it was because of international travel. Whatever the case, reports now indicate that the president's lapses are becoming more frequent, and this has caused some Democrats to express panic. Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) is the first Democrat to call on President Biden to step down.

Rep. Doggett expressed this week that the president had "failed" in defending his record as well as in reassuring voters that he is fit to hold office for four more years.

Although he acknowledged that he believes President Biden has been successful in office, Rep. Dogget did mention that "many Americans have indicated dissatisfaction with their choices in this election."

"President Biden has continued to run substantially behind Democratic senators in key states and in most polls has trailed Donald Trump. I had hoped that the debate would provide some momentum to change that. It did not. Instead of reassuring voters, the President failed to effectively defend his many accomplishments and expose Trump's many lies," Rep. Doggett said.

"Our overriding consideration must be who has the best hope of saving our democracy from an authoritarian takeover by a criminal and his gang. Too much is at stake to risk a Trump victory – too great a risk to assume that what could not be turned around in a year, what was not turned around in the debate, can be turned around now," he added.

"President Biden saved our democracy by delivering us from Trump in 2020. He must not deliver us to Trump in 2024."

A CNN flash poll indicated that viewers thought President Trump had won the debate, and Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R) has introduced a resolution to discharge President Biden from his duties and powers from office. He has also called on Vice President Kamala Harris (D) to invoke the 25th amendment.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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