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Rep. Mikie Sherrill Calls on Biden to End 2024 Campaign, Joining Other House Democrats

HeadlineJul 10, 2024

Another Democratic congressmember has called on President Biden to bow out of the presidential race following his disastrous performance in a debate against Donald Trump last month, when Biden appeared disjointed, confused, and frequently lost his train of thought. On Tuesday, New Jersey Congressmember Mikie Sherrill said in a statement, “[B]ecause I know President Biden cares deeply about the future of our country, I am asking that he declare that he won’t run for reelection and will help lead us through a process toward a new nominee.” It was at least the 10th such call by a House Democrat.

Meanwhile, members of the “uncommitted” movement of Democratic voters have asked the Democratic National Committee to adopt a statement critical of Israel’s war on Gaza. The movement will be sending 29 uncommitted delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago next month and is preparing to back a Democratic presidential candidate who supports a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an arms embargo on Israel’s war and occupation. This is Elianne Farhat, an uncommitted delegate from Minnesota.

Elianne Farhat: “People of all faiths and backgrounds got into the uncommitted movement is because what we saw was, because of a flawed policy in Gaza, with incredible pain and suffering and death and horror on Palestinian people, the multiracial, multigenerational coalition we need to beat Donald Trump is fraying. And the stakes of the November election are too high for anyone to sit this one out.”

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