Jerry Nadler walks back call for Biden to step aside after pressure from White House

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is backtracking concerns about President Joe Biden’s electability as the White House attempts to herd House Democrats back into the president’s fold. 

Nadler told the press Tuesday he stood with Biden. “At this point, he is the best candidate. He is the only candidate.”

Gone are Nadler’s worries expressed earlier this week during a leadership call with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). On Sunday, Nadler was one of several House Democrats who made a forceful case for urging Biden to drop his bid for reelection during the course of a two-hour meeting. 

Nadler walks in the NYC Pride March on June 30, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Within 24 hours of the call, the White House admonished Democrats for challenging Biden’s bid for the presidency. 

“It’s time to come together, move forward as
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