Biden to hold press conference at 6:30 p.m. despite calls to drop out: Live 2024 election updates

Amid growing calls for the Democratic nominee to resign, Biden will take questions from reporters at a news conference Thursday. Two weeks after his disastrous debate performance, the question-and-answer session offers Biden another opportunity to prove he can make a strong case for his candidacy while speaking in an impromptu forum. Most Democrats nationwide believe he should end his reelection campaign based on his performance in last month’s presidential debate with Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post-ABC News-Ipsos poll. The poll results contradict Biden’s claim that only party elites want him out.