Internet says 'Biden is a sinking ship' as House Democrats leave closed-door meeting without consensus on his candidacy

Internet says 'Biden is a sinking ship' as House Democrats leave closed-door meeting without consensus on his candidacy
Some House Democrats have urged Joe Biden to step down from the 2024 presidential race (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: House Democrats were reportedly divided over President Joe Biden's reelection campaign after a closed-door meeting at Democratic National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, July 9.

Many lawmakers avoided the press while leaving the meeting with several declining to comment on the proceedings.

Seth Moulton said his concerns were 'respectfully heard'

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries avoided reporters by departing through an alternate entrance, Fox News reported. 

While talking to some democrats, most of who have urged Biden publically to step down, the publication noted that the consensus seems to have not been built yet as Biden has insisted on continuing the race.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) speaks at a press conference calling for a
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries avoided reporters by departing through an alternate entrance, Fox News reported (Getty Images)

Biden's candidacy was addressed by some members during the meeting, but no clear consensus emerged on how to move forward, it noted.

Representative Seth Moulton, D-Mass, who has asked Biden to step aside, shared his rationale for going public with his concerns.

"I explained how I came to the decision to go public with my concerns," Moulton told the station.

"I think that we… either pass the baton to the vice president or have some sort of makeup primary," he added.

"It'll show the American public that we're energetic. We're willing to change. We're listening and responding to the people's concerns," he further noted, adding that he was "respectfully heard."

(Congressman Seth Moulton/Facebook)
Representative Seth Moulton, D-Mass, who has asked Biden to step aside, shared his rationale for going public with his concerns during the meeting (Congressman Seth Moulton/Facebook)

'Nobody booed or cheered' at Democratic National Committee meeting 

Representative Brittany Pettersen, D-Colo, appreciated the respectful nature of the discussion.

"People were respectful, nobody booed or cheered, it was a serious conversation that I appreciate we’re able to have in a closed-door meeting," Pettersen said.

Rep Brittany Pettersen, D-Colo (pettersen.house.gov)
Representative Brittany Pettersen, D-Colo appreciated the respectful nature of the discussion (pettersen.house.gov)

Representative Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, the first House Democrat to come out against Biden, also spoke during the meeting.

Doggett mentioned the support he received from his district to reporters. 

"I've had a tremendous outpouring of support in my district for the position I’ve taken. So many people saying, ‘Thank you for voicing this,’" he said.

Other lawmakers were, however, more reserved. Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore, declined to discuss the matter in the media, stating, "I don't do this in the media. It's not helpful."

Lloyd Dogget (Wikimedia Commons)
Representatove Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, the first House Democrat to come out against Biden also spoke in the meeting  (Wikimedia Commons)

Representative Greg Landsman says 'president has got a lot of work to convince people he's fit for candidacy'

There were more House Democrats who either declined to comment or did not respond when approached by the press and the station. 

Representative Greg Landsman, D-Ohio, who has expressed concerns about Biden, said the president has "got a lot of work" to convince people he's fit for candidacy.


WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Rep. Greg Landsman (D-OH) looks up inside the reading room in the Library of Congress during a tour for the freshman Democrats in the 118th Congress on January 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA), who is the class president for the freshman democrats, arranged the tour of the Library of Congress for the new members where they saw archives and rooms accessible by the public as well as a private Congressional reading room. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
 Representstive Greg Landsman (D-OH)
 who has expressed concerns about Joe Biden, said the president has 'got a lot of work' to convince people he's fit for candidacy (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

After hearing all the lawmakers, the station noted that there was "no consensus" from House Democratic leaders on the next steps.

"It was not about consensus... it was listening to discussions," said Representative Lou Correa, D-Calif, who supports Biden.

Representative Brittany Pettersen, D-Colo, said, "We're still having discussions. But if Joe Biden doesn't step aside, people will be united in support of the president."

Rep Lou Correa, D-Calif, who supports Biden (Wikimedia Commons)
'It was not about consensus... it was listening to discussions,' Representative Lou Correa, D-Calif, who supports Joe Biden said (Wikimedia Commons)

Internet reacts to the closed-door meeting of Democrats and its outcome

Online reactions to the news were varied and intense. One user on X wrote, "Difficult to unite."

Another commented, "Biden is a sinking ship. Nobody wants to back him now that things are getting exposed. The Biden crime family will go down."

Another user suggested, "Biden cat leave now," and yet another predicted, "25th Amendment incoming."



 



 



 



 

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