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Fetterman doubles down on Biden support amid calls to withdraw him

Senator John Fetterman, a Pennsylvania Democrat, doubled down on his support for President Biden following his sharply criticized debate performance last month.

Fetterman told Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime” host Wednesday that he realizes Biden is not that smart like a few years ago, but it doesn’t change his support for the Commander-in-Chief.

“I really don’t think I’ve seen anything that would make me change my mind,” he said. “I don’t blindly follow him, but I fundamentally believe he’s been a great president and I believe he can ultimately prevail.”

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Biden has rejected his party’s calls to drop out of the 2024 race, saying in a letter to House Democrats on Monday that he is the best candidate to can defeat former President Trump in November.

Nine House Democrats and one Democratic senator have called on Biden to drop out of the 2024 race after his disastrous performance during CNN’s presidential debate in Atlanta, according to an Associated Press tally.

Fetterman admitted to Watters that he had only seen bits and pieces of the Biden-Trump debate, but there was no doubt the president had a “bad night.”

He said he spent the year with Biden at various events in Pennsylvania and found it “normal” and “engaged.”

President Joe Biden participates in the CNN presidential debate at the CNN studios on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump, face off in the first debate of the 2024 presidential campaign. (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)

“It was really, really popular, and people wanted to take selfies and stuff like that. So I really want to remind everyone that Joe Biden did a really good job as president and I’ll basically stick with that,” Fetterman added.

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The former mayor of Braddock said at the end of the day that the debates don’t really matter, and that conversations about Biden resigns you should stop.

“Joe Biden is going to be our guy, it’s going to be tough and uncertain, but it’s also going to be very close,” he told Watters.

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“I will not turn my back on a great president, and I know people who are watching this may not agree that he was not a great president, but I believe he was. And I think loyalty is really one of the last… It’s one of the last currencies in this sorry business.”