Rep. Angie Craig Becomes fifth House Democrat To Call On Biden To Step Down | EUROtoday

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Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.) on Saturday grew to become the fifth Democratic member of Congress to name on Joe Biden to drop out of the race following his disastrous efficiency in final week’s presidential debate in opposition to Donald Trump.

In a prolonged assertion, the congresswoman extolled Biden’s “decades of service” and legislative accomplishments, such because the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act, earlier than urging him to make method for “a new generation of leaders.”

“If we truly believe that Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans must be stopped, there is only a small window left to make sure we have a candidate best equipped to make the case and win,” Craig mentioned within the assertion.

Craig mentioned she was “proud to have the President” signal her payments, together with one which capped insulin prices for seniors at $35 per 30 days, however famous his debate efficiency — and “the lack of a forceful response” to assuage involved voters — had undone her confidence.

“I do not believe that the President can effectively campaign and win against Donald Trump,” Craig wrote Saturday. “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.

“That’s why I respectfully call on President Biden to step aside.”

Craig has joined a rising congressional refrain of fellow Democrats requesting the identical. Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett grew to become the primary on Tuesday, arguing that the president had didn’t reassure voters or defend his accomplishments.

Craig said Biden dropping out could help “inspire and unite our great nation.”
Craig mentioned Biden dropping out may assist “inspire and unite our great nation.”

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In the aftermath of Biden’s shaky efficiency, Reps. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Mike Quigley (Ill.) and Seth Moulton (Mass.) all gave related statements. Moulton advised Boston radio station WBUR that Biden wants “to let new leaders rise up and run against Donald Trump.”

“Our party has an extraordinary number of talented leaders within it,” Craig mentioned Saturday. “I believe this is an opportunity to put forward an open, fair, and transparent Democratic process to select a new nominee to inspire and unite our great nation.”

In an interview Friday with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, the president dismissed polls exhibiting that he’s trailing Trump and referred to as the election “a toss-up.” Biden has maintained his debate efficiency was merely a “bad night.”