Biden tells lawmakers he’s running and to end talk of a swap

Josh Wingrove

(Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden pledged to fellow Democrats he will remain in the 2024 presidential race, seeking to quell an intraparty revolt against his campaign.

“I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to the end, and to beating Donald Trump,” Biden wrote Monday in a letter addressed to Democratic lawmakers and released by his campaign.

The letter comes as lawmakers return to Washington from a holiday recess for the first time since his debate performance that set off a panic about his mental acuity and ability to defeat Trump in November.

Over the weekend, some prominent House Democrats said privately they want Biden to step aside.

“The question of how to move forward has been well-aired for over a week now. And it’s time for it to end,” Biden wrote.

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