Seventh House Democrat calls on Biden to withdraw despite closed-door meeting to air concerns

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) called on President Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential race on Tuesday just hours after the party held a closed-door meeting meant to air concerns about his candidacy and debate a path forward ahead of November. 

Sherrill lauded Biden’s work over the last three years but argued he needs to step aside because the stakes to defeat former President Donald Trump are “too high.” Sherrill is the seventh House Democrat to call on Biden to suspend his candidacy. 

“I know that President Biden and his team have been true public servants and have put the country and the best interests of democracy first and foremost in their considerations,” Sherrill said in a statement. “And because I know President Biden cares deeply about the future of our country, I am asking that he declare
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