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‘Not even in the same book’: Dem disarray continues as House meeting fails to bring Biden consensus

Discord within the Democratic Party continued on Tuesday, with the House Democratic Caucus seemingly unable to reach an agreement on President Biden's future course at an all-hands meeting in Washington, DC.

Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Calif., told reporters that House Democrats not only don't see eye to eye, they “don't even think the same way,” in a video posted to Twitter by Daily Mail reporter John Michael Raasch.

One House Democrat, who declined to be named, told Punchbowl News' Jake Sherman that the meeting “was like a funeral.”

Another Democrat went further, saying likening the meeting to a funeral was “an insult to funerals” and arguing that “morale in the caucus is at a historic low,” Semaphore reporter Kadia Goba reported. (Related article: “It should be scary for everyone”: Gabbard calls Harris “unfit,” warns “deep state” will remain if Harris runs)

“I don't think he should continue in the campaign,” Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley declared, Goba reported.

And California Democratic Rep. Mark Takano has argued that recent polls suggest Biden is projected to lose his district, which Sherman said is a district Biden won with 62% of the vote in 2020.

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, one of six Democrats who publicly called for Biden to step down, insisted his position was shared by his caucus. “Everybody in the room was listening very carefully to the different positions,” Moulton told CNN's Annie Grayer.

Yet many Democrats Remained silent In response to reporters' questions, some reiterated their unwavering support for Biden.

“This matter is settled,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, told reporters. “Joe Biden is our nominee,” she concluded.

Some who had previously expressed concerns or called for Biden to resign appear to have backtracked.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the first Democrat to publicly call on Biden not to run, appears to have softened his stance.

“I make my point. for “We want Biden and an alternative,” Doggett told Raasch.

And New York Democrat Jerry Nadler reportedly told House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries in a private call that he wanted Biden to resign. according to According to Politico, they too appear to be voicing their support for the president.

Asked if he thought Biden was the best candidate, Nadler paused for five seconds before replying, “Yes, he is the best candidate right now… well, he's the only candidate.”

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