More Democratic lawmakers voice Biden concerns

WASHINGTON (NewsNation) — More Democratic lawmakers have come out against President Joe Biden’s refusal to even consider dropping out of the race.

While a majority of Democrats are either throwing their support behind Biden or staying quiet on the matter entirely, several lawmakers are voicing their concerns over Biden’s chances of winning a second presidential term.

Concern over Biden’s reelection grows

Colorado’s Michael Bennet became the first Democratic senator to speak out against Biden’s reelection effort publicly.

“Donald Trump is on track, I think, to win this election, and maybe win it by a landslide, and take with him the Senate and the House. So for me, this isn’t a question about polling. It’s not a question about politics. It’s a moral question about the future of our country,” Bennet said. “The White House, in the time since that disastrous debate, has done nothing to really demonstrate that they have a plan to win this election.”

Also speaking out about Biden’s refusal to consider dropping out of the race is Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips. He said that Biden is aware of the consequences of this year’s election and hopes the president will “make the right decision.”

‘I’m with Joe’: Schumer

But Phillips and Bennet are in the minority within their party, according to lawmakers NewsNation spoke with Tuesday.

“As I’ve said before, I’m with Joe,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said.

Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell followed his lead, saying Biden is the Democrat’s candidate for president.

“I’m really worried about what’s going to happen in November. I don’t want to elect a man who calls veterans who die in service ‘losers,'” Dingell said.

What the polls are saying

The Cook Political Report is now predicting that former President Donald Trump will win a trio of critical swing states: Nevada, Georgia and Arizona. Biden won all three of those states in 2020.

A New York Times analysis of recent polling also showed that if the election were held today, Trump would win with 312 Electoral College votes, taking nearly every swing state with him along the way.

While the Cook Political Report still lists Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as toss-ups, Trump currently leads in the most recent polls in all three states. Biden won all three in 2020, and those states could prove critical in determining a winner this November, too.

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