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Joe Biden Releases Letter Addressing His Future

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President Joe Biden has reaffirmed his dedication to his 2024 campaign in a letter to Congressional Democrats.

The letter chastised Democratic legislators who had urged Biden to pull out after his poor debating performance against former President Trump. Biden asked Democrats to let go of the matter and push forward unitedly.

“This morning, I sent a letter to my fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill. In it, I shared my thoughts about this moment in our campaign. It’s time to come together, move forward as a unified party, and defeat Donald Trump,” Biden wrote.

Biden wrote in the letter that he “declined” to step aside and argues it is time for the party drama “to end.”

“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. “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.”

“I can respond to all this by saying clearly and unequivocally: I wouldn’t be running again if I did not absolutely believe I was the best person to beat Donald Trump in 2024. We had a Democratic nomination process and the voters have spoken clearly and decisively,” the letter added.

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Biden continued: “I received over 14 million votes, 87% of the votes cast across the entire nominating process. I have nearly 3,900 delegates, making me the presumptive nominee of our party by a wide margin. This was a process open to anyone who wanted to run. Only three people chose to challenge me. 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. The voters of the Democratic Party have voted. They have chosen me to be the nominee of the party.”

“Do we now just say this process didn’t matter? That the voters don’t have a say?” Biden asked.

Biden followed up that letter with a Monday morning appearance on MSNBC, where he warned Democrats against trying to force his hand.

“The bottom line here is that we’re not going anywhere — I am not going anywhere,” he said.

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“Run against me. Announce for president. Challenge me at the convention,” Biden added.

Biden has declared that he is staying in the presidential race against Trump, but that does not appear to be what voters want.

Rasmussen Reports poll that was shared on Friday is disastrous news for both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

The poll showed that 55 percent of those asked want the president to get out of the presidential election. Another 50 percent said that Democrats should pick someone new, not Harris, as his replacement.

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“Importantly, nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters at least somewhat agree that Biden should step aside and let the Democratic Party choose another candidate,” the poll said.

Another poll, from Cygnal, was also tragic news for the Democrats, as voters scorched the president’s debate performance and showed no confidence in the vice president.

“Post-debate, we’ve seen the largest single month-over-month movement towards Republicans across the board, from R+0 to R+4, in the history of our national polling. President Biden’s image worsened, with 62% having an unfavorable view of him after 67% of respondents said they watched his disastrous debate performance,” Cygnal President Brent Buchanan said.

“Trump’s performance earned him 4 points from undecided debate-watchers and another 3 points from those who were Biden supporters heading into the debate. There’s little question that this has further eroded the political environment for Democrats,” he said.

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