Black Caucus chair voices support for Biden reelection bid

Rep. Steven Horsford, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said he’s standing behind President Joe Biden’s bid for reelection as others in the party have called for him to stand aside.

“President Joe Biden is the nominee and has been selected by millions of voters across this country, including voters here in Nevada,” Horsford (D-Nev.) said in a statement posted on social media.

More than 10 House Democrats have called for Biden to drop his reelection push after his shaky debate performance against former President Donald Trump.

Biden has remained defiant in the face of calls to step aside and has continued to enjoy strong support from Black lawmakers. His primary victory in 2020 is often credited in large part due to strong support from the Black community, and he will need help from Black Democrats and his union allies as he continues to fight for a second term.

Horsford is a member of the DCCC’s frontline program, indicating Democrats will be investing heavily in defending his seat.