Democrats Double Down On Biden’s Presidency

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( – Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) has dismissed all the arguments about President Joe Biden needing to step down from the presidential election following his weak performance in the first presidential debate on Thursday. Instead, the Representative argued that Biden needed to “stay the course.” 

Clyburn, who is believed to have been instrumental in Biden’s win in South Carolina that allowed him to win the nomination in the 2020 presidential election, stated that he believed Biden’s “poor performance” was just strike one. He added that if this had been a game of ball then he would be allowed to take two more swings. 

When asked about the Democrats who have argued that Biden should step aside, Clyburn argued that Biden should do the opposite. He added that people who were calling for him to leave the race needed to “chill out.” 

Clyburn pointed out that he was likely to speak with the President on Friday and that he would tell the President to “stay the course.” This statement of support came less than 24 hours after the presidential debate on Thursday where Biden had often fumbled his words and had seemed to lose his train of thought. 

This weak performance has resulted in many people calling for Biden, 81, to step aside and allow a different Democrat to emerge as the candidate for the 2024 presidential election. 

Clyburn had been asked on Friday if he believed that was a better Democrat to communicate to the platform of the party, to which he argued that there was no better Democrat. Following Biden’s performance in the debate many top Democrats have come out with messages of support.

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