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Biden's TV interview fails to quell re-election concerns among lawmakers, donors and strategists

2024-07-07 09:42:32       source:CNBC

July 6, 2024

President Joe Biden did not assuage Democratic anxieties about his 2024 reelection bid against former President Donald Trump during a highly-anticipated ABC News interview on Friday night, his first televised interview since his fumbling debate performance in June.

On Saturday, House Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., officially called on Biden to bow out of the presidential race.

"This is not a decision I've come to lightly, but there is simply too much at stake to risk a second Donald Trump presidency," Craig said in a statement on Saturday morning. "That's why I respectfully call on President Biden to step aside as the Democratic nominee for a second term as President and allow for a new generation of leaders to step forward."

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