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Jerry Nadler Changes Tune On Biden’s Re-Election Bid: ‘We’re All Going To Support Him’

Last Updated 2 weeks by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

Just two days after Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) reportedly pushed for President Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 presidential race, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee has reversed course and is now supporting Biden’s re-election effort.

Nadler told reporters on Tuesday morning that Biden “is going to remain in” the race, adding, “He’s our candidate, and we’re all going to support him.”

Asked if he thinks Biden is the best candidate to run against former President Donald Trump, Nadler was quiet for a few moments before saying, “Yes, at this point, he’s the best candidate. He’s the only candidate.”

“As the president said, something like 90% of Democrats voted for him in the primaries, he won the nomination,” the congressman told another reporter.

During a private call on Sunday with other Democratic lawmakers, Nadler reportedly joined three colleagues in calling on Biden to step out of the race. According to POLITICO, which cited two people familiar with the private call, Nadler, along with Reps. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Joe Morelle (D-N.Y.) said they wanted Biden to end his campaign, while other Democrats expressed concerns about Biden’s chances against Trump.

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Multiple Democratic House members have publicly called for Biden to end his 2024 campaign, including Smith, Angie Craig (D-MN), Lloyd Daggett (D-TX), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Seth Moulton (D-MA), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ).

Nadler’s apparent shift back to supporting Biden comes after the president sent a letter to Congressional Democrats on Monday saying he is “firmly committed to staying in this race.” In the letter, he also called on his fellow Democrats to unite behind his effort to win re-election.

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“Any weakening of resolve or lack of clarity about the task ahead only helps Trump and hurts us,” Biden wrote. “It is time to come together, move forward as a unified party, and defeat Donald Trump.”

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