Schumer Privately Open to New Democratic Candidate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has privately indicated to donors that he may be open to backing a different Democratic presidential candidate other than President Joe Biden. Despite the suggestion, Schumer has publicly reiterated his support for Biden, emphasizing his commitment to defeating Donald Trump in the upcoming election.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 11-07-2024 07:10 IST | Created: 11-07-2024 07:10 IST
Schumer Privately Open to New Democratic Candidate
Chuck Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has privately communicated to donors that he might be open to supporting a different Democratic candidate in place of President Joe Biden for the upcoming presidential election, according to a report by Axios on Wednesday.

However, Schumer reaffirmed his support for Biden later that same day, stating, "As I have made clear repeatedly publicly and privately, I support President Biden and remain committed to ensuring Donald Trump is defeated in November."

Biden has recently faced doubts about his electability following a lackluster debate performance against former President Donald Trump. In the aftermath, some Democratic members of Congress and key donors have urged him to reconsider his candidacy. Despite these calls, Biden remains resolute in his intention to run.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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