Biden stems bleeding among Hill Democrats but future still on life support

Biden stems bleeding among Hill Democrats but future still on life support


President Joe Biden on Monday prevented the dam from breaking within the Democratic Party on his political future — for now.

He faced only one new public call to withdraw from the race, bringing the total to six sitting members of Congress, even as lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill for the first time in more than two weeks to a barrage of reporters.

But Biden’s candidacy remains on life support, with a range of Democrats still noncommittal on standing by the president unless he does more to alleviate their concerns.

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Top Democrats such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) stuck by Biden, but the support further down the rung was shaky.

Schumer’s deputy, second-ranking Majority Whip

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