Senior White House official from Obama administration wants Biden to withdraw: Report

A high-ranking White House official who has collaborated with President Biden since his vice presidency has reportedly joined the growing number of voices urging him not to seek reelection, according to the New York Times. The senior official has known Biden since the Obama administration.
The unnamed official, who has worked closely with Biden, 81, throughout his political career, concluded that the president has increasingly shown signs of age in recent months, appearing tired in public and speaking at a slower pace.The official believes that Biden lacks the necessary qualities to defeat Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
Following Biden’s debate performance last month, Democrats have been engulfed in uncertainty about whether he should remain the party’s frontrunner for the November 5th election.
In an attempt to address these concerns, Biden sat down for an interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, which aired last Friday. However, his remarks only served to further erode support from his party. “It was a bad episode. No indication of any serious condition. I was exhausted,” Biden told Stephanopoulos, referring to his debate performance that prompted widespread concern about his fitness for office.
Despite the growing apprehension surrounding his age and cognitive abilities, Biden remains resolute in his decision to continue his presidential campaign. He asserted that only the “Lord Almighty” could persuade him to withdraw from the race.
Despite concerns about his age, Biden has cited his achievements during his presidency as proof of his mental acuity and ability to serve another term effectively.
If he emerges victorious in the November election and completes a full term, then he would be 86 years old upon leaving the White House, making him the oldest president in American history.
In the coming weeks, Biden is expected to be officially nominated as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, well in advance of the Democratic National Convention, to guarantee his name appears on the ballot in every state across the nation.
For an extended period, he has maintained the necessary delegate count to secure the nomination.
As of now, no fewer than six current House of Representatives members have openly urged Biden to contemplate withdrawing from the race: Reps. Angie Craig (D-Minn.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas).
Additional members have expressed similar sentiments anonymously and behind closed doors.
According to the Washington Post, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-Virg.) is attempting to gather support from fellow Senate Democrats to sign a letter encouraging Biden to withdraw from the presidential contest.


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