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More Democrats are waiting for Biden to make a decision he says he has made

File: U.S. President Joe Biden presents the Medal of Freedom to former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on May 3, 2024 in Washington, DC (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/TNS)

Although he has made it clear he has no intention of leaving the race for the White House — despite his abysmal performance in the first presidential debate — if the president is going to cut grass and run, he’d better do it soon, according to U.S. Rep. . Nancy Pelosi.

To talk to MSNBC on Monday, the former speaker and top-ranking House Democrat said the decision to stay or go is up to President Joe Biden alone, but that time is running out for the party to fill his shoes, if needed.

“I want him to do whatever he decides to do,” she said, before adding “we all encourage him to make that decision, because time is running out.”

Pelosi’s claim is particularly noteworthy, as earlier this week Biden was speaking on the same news program, when he made it clear in no uncertain terms that he would not resign unless “the Almighty” makes him.

However, the former speaker’s non-endorsement of Biden’s continued campaign adds to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who aren’t entirely on the Biden bandwagon anymore, following his mind-changing debate performance in late June.

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who briefly ran against Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary, on Tuesday became the first Democratic member of the U.S. Senate to say it’s time for the 81-year-old to admit he can’t beat Trump after to have shown the public the face he did at the debate.

“I’m sure President Biden has a different view of his prospects in this election than I do. But we should have a discussion about that,” he said

Connecticut’s U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal rallied Wednesday and also told CNN he is “deeply concerned” about Biden’s chances against the 45th president.

“We need to reach a conclusion as soon as possible,” Blumenthal said.

Herald wire services contributed.

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