'There are serious concerns': Biden's supporters on Capitol Hill do not sound very enthusiastic

‘There are serious concerns’: Biden’s supporters on Capitol Hill do not sound very enthusiastic


President Joe Biden has fended off calls to step down from the presidential race by pointing to support from congressional Democrats, but as this week has worn on, more and more members who say they still support him at the top of the ticket sound far from enthusiastic.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said on Tuesday, “I am fully behind him as our nominee until he’s not our nominee. …There are serious concerns that have been raised.”

‘Weakening a weakened nominee seems like a losing strategy for a presidential election.’

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) simply said, “We’re ridin’ with Biden. We’re ridin’ with Biden,” when he was swarmed by reporters and peppered with questions when leaving a meeting with Democratic lawmakers.

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