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Twenty-five House Democrats reportedly preparing to call for Biden to end re-election effort: ‘The dam has broken’

At least 25 House Democrats are preparing to call for the 81-year-president to end his re-election bid in the wake of his disastrous debate against former President Donald Trump, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing a House Democratic aide.

Centrist House Democrats in competitive districts – the lawmakers most at risk of losing their seats in November – were so alarmed by Biden’s infirmed appearance in last week’s showdown with the 78-year-old presumptive Republican nominee that they are considering writing a letter to Biden, according to the outlet.

Those lawmakers have been peppered with questions about Biden by constituents since returning to their districts for the House’s Fourth of July week recess.

“It looks like the dam has broken,” a second House Democratic aide told the outlet.

The report comes after Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) became the first House Democrat to call on Biden to step aside over his shaky debate, in which the president repeatedly froze up on stage and lost his train of thought.

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine), also on Tuesday, expressed that he had no confidence in Biden’s ability to beat Trump in November.

As did Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-Wash.), who told local outlet KATU, “The truth I think, is that Biden is going to lose to Trump.”

“I know that’s difficult, but I think the damage has been done by that debate,” she added, stopping short of calling on Biden to drop out of the race.

Biden is expected to meet with Democratic state governors on Wednesday to discuss his 2024 strategy and his debate performance with Trump.

The White House also indicated that meetings between Biden and congressional leaders were in the works as well.

The offices of multiple House Democratic leaders did not respond to The Post’s requests for comment.

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