Schumer reaffirms support for Biden in wake of report he’s open to president’s ouster as 2024 nominee

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says he’s still backing Joe Biden after reportedly signaling to Democrat donors that he is open to replacing the president at the top of the 2024 ticket.

Axios, citing three sources, reported that since Biden’s debate performance late last month, Schumer has been listening to donors’ ideas and suggestions that the best way for the party to move forward and debate former President Trump is removing Biden. 

In a statement on Wednesday to Fox News after the Axios report, Schumer reaffirmed his commitment to Biden.

“As I have made clear repeatedly publicly and privately, I support President Biden and remain committed to ensuring Donald Trump is defeated in November,” he said.


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with Alex Nguyen, his director of communications, during the Senate Democrats’ news conference in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images)

The outlet revealed that both before and after Biden’s startling debate performance, Schumer’s iconic flip phone was lighted up with donors.

Despite Schumer’s 20 years of camaraderie with Biden, the top senator’s main concerns are about defeating former President Trump and retaining the Democrat majority in

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