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First House Dem Officially Calls for Biden to Drop Out

Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas has become the first to publicly urge Biden to drop out of the race. Will he be the first of many?

In a candid and historic move, Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas has become the first sitting House Democrat to publicly urge President Biden to drop out of the race. Doggett, a veteran congressman, pointed to a growing disquiet among the electorate. He highlighted the stark reality that many Americans are dissatisfied with their current choices, subtly hinting that Biden‘s continuation as the Democratic flag-bearer could inadvertently pave the way for a Donald Trump comeback.

Doggett’s call to action harkens back to a different era, drawing a poignant parallel to another Texan, Lyndon Johnson, who, under vastly different circumstances, made the tough decision to withdraw from potential reelection amidst national turmoil. “I represent the heart of a congressional district once represented by Lyndon Johnson. Under very different circumstances, he made the painful decision to withdraw. President Biden should do the same,” Doggett asserted in his statement. This comparison not only underscores the gravity of the moment but also situates Biden‘s predicament within a historical context.

The Democratic Party Is in Crisis

As the Democratic Party faces internal strife, Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s public plea for Biden to step aside underscores a deep-seated unease within the ranks. This isn’t just a minor rebuke; it’s a potential harbinger of a seismic shift, signaling a profound crisis of confidence as the party heads towards what could be a contentious electoral showdown. Unlike Trump, who, despite incessant criticisms, demonstrated a clear focus on bolstering America’s economic and global stance, Biden’s tenure has been marred by vacillations and indecisions that many believe have only served to destabilize our nation’s trajectory.

Doggett’s call for a withdrawal is more than an act of defiance; it’s reflective of a broader existential anxiety permeating the party. This anxiety is rooted in the stark reality that continuing with Biden could very well pave the way for a resurgence of Trump’s robust leadership—a prospect that terrifies many on the left. The palpable alarm over Biden’s waning capabilities suggests that the Democrats are at a critical crossroads, choosing between loyalty to a faltering leader and the urgent need for electoral viability.

As the Democratic National Convention looms, the growing demand for strategic recalibration within the party spotlights the intense internal challenges facing Biden. This unfolding drama is not just a reflection of a party in turmoil but also a stark illustration of a party caught between an allegiance to a deteriorating figurehead and the harsh demands of political survival. How Biden responds to these challenges will not only shape the Democratic narrative but could also lead to profound shifts in American political dynamics as we approach the next election.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.