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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,821 posts)
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:32 PM Jul 9

Biden's support on Capitol Hill grimly uncertain. A seventh Democrat says he should drop out

Source: Associated Press

POLITICS
Biden’s support on Capitol Hill grimly uncertain. A seventh Democrat says he should drop out

BY LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK AND FARNOUSH AMIRI
Updated 5:02 PM EDT, July 9, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mood on Capitol Hill turned grimly uncertain Tuesday as Democrats wrestled over President Joe Biden’s re-election and the extraordinary question before them — whether to stand behind his candidacy or push the president to bow out amid concerns over his ability to lead them to victory.

House and Senate Democrats met privately with tensions running high. The conversation was “dour” and “sad” in the House, lawmakers said, as they discussed their party leader who emphatically refuses to step aside and implored them in a sharply worded letter to refocus from him to the threat posed by Republican Donald Trump. In the Senate, where Biden spent a storied career, they said even less.

Late in the day, a seventh House Democrat, Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, publicly said Biden should not run for re-election. … A military veteran, Sherrill said with Republican Donald Trump running for the White House, “the stakes are too high – and the threat is too real – to stay silent.” … “I realize this is hard, but we have done hard things in pursuit of democracy since the founding of this nation,” she said in a statement. “It is time to do so again.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/biden-election-house-democrats-senate-trump-a8926189431d70686f2f1abdc5540fa8

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Biden's support on Capitol Hill grimly uncertain. A seventh Democrat says he should drop out (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Jul 9 OP
With friends like these who needs enemies? LisaL Jul 9 #1
Yes, I agree PatSeg Jul 9 #33
100% Roy Rolling Jul 10 #42
That is truly an awful headline PatSeg Jul 10 #44
it's because they are propagandists azureblue Jul 10 #45
Yes, if the news isn't very interesting PatSeg Jul 10 #46
so are All these effing saboteurs going to break away and form a 3rd party? msongs Jul 9 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Blue Idaho Jul 9 #31
another melanin lacking Dem MistakenLamb Jul 9 #3
Bombard her office with calls, emails and texts! GoreWon2000 Jul 10 #37
That represent 2% of the Democrats in House. Why should these 7 have a greater voice than the other 206 who don't feel JohnSJ Jul 9 #4
Exactamundo. They are hallucinogenically distorting his opposition which is minuscule. GreenWave Jul 9 #8
They are also a disgrace to do this right in the middle of President Biden trying to hold NATO together. Disgusting JohnSJ Jul 9 #9
...or the vast majority of Democratic voters who want him to stay in the race. ColinC Jul 9 #18
Exactly JohnSJ Jul 9 #20
M$Greedia sometimes has to really dig to find a way to amplify their agenda. Hermit-The-Prog Jul 9 #22
Media is pro tRump and GOP GoreWon2000 Jul 10 #38
bttw this is not lbn it is opinion and analysis nt msongs Jul 9 #5
He is not dropping out.................. Lovie777 Jul 9 #6
The only uncertainty I see are among members of the elite media, and 7 out of 213 DEMOCRATS in the HOUSE. When that JohnSJ Jul 9 #7
So AP won't let it go. Traurigkeit Jul 9 #10
They lack maturity of mind and understanding LiberalFighter Jul 9 #11
7? Out of 213? So that's, what, 3%? I don't think "grimly uncertain" is a very accurate phrase. Think. Again. Jul 9 #12
It is an opinion hit piece, not a news article. nt SunSeeker Jul 9 #14
263 if you include the Senate Retrograde Jul 9 #25
7 wishy washy Dems are just a drop in the bucket, non news. nt ImNotGod Jul 9 #13
Wow, 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???? DarthDem Jul 9 #15
You're making a joke, right? Right? paleotn Jul 9 #16
When Biden stays in the race and they have to explain themselves ColinC Jul 9 #17
Maybe they will keep asking him to drop out LisaL Jul 9 #19
Media Dipshits watching their "How We Took Down the President" book contracts evaporating Prairie Gates Jul 9 #21
FFFF these milquetoasts! 4catsmom Jul 9 #23
Zoilacat bromeando Jul 9 #24
More offices to call nt XanaDUer2 Jul 9 #26
And more donation cash for other Democrats. Think. Again. Jul 9 #29
Dang 7? 7? What? they couldnt find a town commisioner somewhere also? Eko Jul 9 #27
What is the point of doing this publicly, other than to grandstand thucythucy Jul 9 #28
Time maybe for Barak and Big Dog Bill to meet with the Dems Dyedinthewoolliberal Jul 9 #30
This message was self-deleted by its author Blue Idaho Jul 9 #32
Biden's future "Grimly uncertain"? Because seven nobodies in the Democratic party have said so? lees1975 Jul 9 #34
All those 7 dems have no clue. oldmanlynn Jul 9 #35
AP consistently guilty of anti-Biden bias and exaggeration..... KY_EnviroGuy Jul 10 #36
The American public, not pols on "Capital Hill," elect the President. Demnation Jul 10 #39
Please quit posting this type of drivel duckworth969 Jul 10 #40
Grimly uncertain wryter2000 Jul 10 #41
Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill (202) 225-5034 ancianita Jul 10 #43

LisaL

(46,005 posts)
1. With friends like these who needs enemies?
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:37 PM
Jul 9

By the way the title should be that the support for Biden is overwhelming considering seven is less than one can count on both hands.

PatSeg

(49,285 posts)
33. Yes, I agree
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:21 PM
Jul 9

Some of the names being mentioned are people I've never even heard of. There are a few who I don't think were ever big Biden supporters in the first place.

Roy Rolling

(7,038 posts)
42. 100%
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:16 AM
Jul 10

“Grimly” as a headline? Seriously?

These propaganda headline writers/editors need to get another job. This article is disgustingly contaminated with right-wing framing and sympathies. These people collecting a salary are why legitimate journalists are squeezed out of a job.

PatSeg

(49,285 posts)
44. That is truly an awful headline
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:02 AM
Jul 10

Some of these "journalists" are coming across as terribly desperate. I wonder if they took a college journalism course titled "How to create controversy where none exists".

I'm picturing some managing newspaper editor in a 1940s movie yelling at an obsequious reporter, "And don't come back here without a story or you're fired!" Then later that same editor revising the headline from "Biden's support on Capitol Hill uncertain", to "grimly uncertain. Now that's better!"

azureblue

(2,218 posts)
45. it's because they are propagandists
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:17 AM
Jul 10

They stretch the truth, insert a lie here and and there, in hopes of creating doubt. When all they do is make idiots of themselves..

PatSeg

(49,285 posts)
46. Yes, if the news isn't very interesting
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:20 AM
Jul 10

they spice it up with some colorful adjectives and adverbs. If that doesn't work, they just make crap up apparently.

Response to msongs (Reply #2)

MistakenLamb

(651 posts)
3. another melanin lacking Dem
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:41 PM
Jul 9

calling for Biden to step down and not offer a plan or a person.

Why don’t you step down Mikkie ahead of your doomed NJ Gov run?

GoreWon2000

(438 posts)
37. Bombard her office with calls, emails and texts!
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:03 AM
Jul 10

Tell her that she can her anti-democracy, anti-Biden coup cohorts won't disenfranchise the 14 million dem primary voters who voted for Joe BidenQ

JohnSJ

(93,931 posts)
4. That represent 2% of the Democrats in House. Why should these 7 have a greater voice than the other 206 who don't feel
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:42 PM
Jul 9

that way?

JohnSJ

(93,931 posts)
9. They are also a disgrace to do this right in the middle of President Biden trying to hold NATO together. Disgusting
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:51 PM
Jul 9

JohnSJ

(93,931 posts)
7. The only uncertainty I see are among members of the elite media, and 7 out of 213 DEMOCRATS in the HOUSE. When that
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:47 PM
Jul 9

changes, let me know


LiberalFighter

(52,688 posts)
11. They lack maturity of mind and understanding
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:53 PM
Jul 9

They are not considering what would be required after they get their way.

ColinC

(8,957 posts)
17. When Biden stays in the race and they have to explain themselves
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 06:52 PM
Jul 9

…as to why they are supporting a guy they called to drop out a month or so prior, I wonder how they’ll feel?

LisaL

(46,005 posts)
19. Maybe they will keep asking him to drop out
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 06:54 PM
Jul 9

until the day of the election? Who on Earth knows what they are thinking, if they are thinking at all at this point. He already said he is not going anywhere.

thucythucy

(8,341 posts)
28. What is the point of doing this publicly, other than to grandstand
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:19 PM
Jul 9

and grab some media attention?

His "concern" could be expressed to the President or his aides privately. At the very least, meet with the man or those closest to him before going public.



Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,723 posts)
30. Time maybe for Barak and Big Dog Bill to meet with the Dems
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:35 PM
Jul 9

And have a discussion about how the he'll they expect to defeat Trump without unity.

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

lees1975

(4,520 posts)
34. Biden's future "Grimly uncertain"? Because seven nobodies in the Democratic party have said so?
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 11:13 PM
Jul 9

I'll say this at the risk of getting reported, but I see no Democrat of any real influence or consequence who is asking for Biden to step down. I'm a regularly contributing Democrat, a once a month volunteer to register new Democratic voters, and as a result of my work on behalf of the President's re-election, and the party's success in Congress, I am asking those who are making these statements if they are genuinely concerned about Trump winning this election. I think, if you are, then you'd be a lot more careful about speaking out, knowing that your lack of support will discourage those on the fence and will give Trump essential momentum and confirmation for his base.

Just because you are a member of Congress does not give you the right to discount my efforts on the President's behalf, and does not make what you have to say any more important or significant than what I have to say. And I say that the President should stay in the race and step up his efforts to win. He will be the party nominee. If you really care about this country and its future, can we count on your support, in spite of your opinion?

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,543 posts)
36. AP consistently guilty of anti-Biden bias and exaggeration.....
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:01 AM
Jul 10

on their YouTube channel, frequently posting video headlines to suit Republican bullshit.

I'm blocking them on my YouTube channels, just like I do all Fox stations.....

ancianita

(37,192 posts)
43. Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill (202) 225-5034
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:25 AM
Jul 10

Everything said on this thread should be told to this sunshine patriot, along with the facts that
14,000,000 Democratic voters gave 87% of the primary vote to President Joe Biden.

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