Dem House Meeting Fails To Bring Consensus On Biden Staying In Race

Dem House Meeting Fails To Bring Consensus On Biden Staying In Race

The Democratic Party continued to experience internal discord on Tuesday as the House Democratic Caucus failed to reach a consensus on President Biden’s path forward during an all-hands meeting in Washington, D.C.

Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen informed reporters that House Democrats are not only not on the same page but “we’re not even in the same book,” as shown in a video posted on Twitter by the Daily Mail’s Jon Michael Raasch.

One unnamed House Dem told Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman the meeting “felt like a funeral.” Another Democrat took it further, saying that comparing the meeting to a funeral was “an insult to funerals” and claiming, “The morale of the caucus is at historic lows,” Semafor’s Kadia Goba reported.

Democratic Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley stated flatly, “I don’t think he should stay in the race,” Goba added.

Democratic Representative Mark Takano from California has voiced concerns based on a recent poll that shows President Biden potentially losing in his district—a district that Biden won with 62% of the vote in 2020, according to Sherman. This signifies a significant shift in voter sentiment since the last election.

Additionally, Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, who is one of six Democrats publicly urging Biden to withdraw from the race, discussed his stance during a Caucus meeting. Moulton reported to CNN’s Annie Grayer that his views were met with attentive listening, indicating a serious consideration of various perspectives within the room.

Other Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, said the issue is settled.

“The matter is closed,” she told reporters. “Joe Biden is our nominee.”


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