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Concerns rise over Biden's condition: Media predict 'tense week in Washington'

Concerns rise over Biden's condition: Media predict 'tense week in Washington' US President Joe Biden (Phoro: Getty Images)

Despite US President Joe Biden's promise to continue his campaign, several Democrats have expressed concerns about his condition. One of them even mentioned a "tense week in Washington", according to ABC News.

"Look, I think there's growing concern," Quigley said, "I think this is going to be an intense week in DC, never mind all the critical issues that are taking place on the floor and in the country and the world … The political realm is going to go into hyperdrive this week," said Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley.

Quigley became the fourth Democrat in the House of Representatives to openly call for Biden to step down, which he said was a "painful" decision. Quigley joined Seth Moulton, Lloyd Doggett, and Raúl Grijalva.

A senior Democratic aide told ABC News that Biden should "buckle up for a wild week."

According to the agency, "Biden will have a few tense days," as he plans to hold several campaign events in Philadelphia on Sunday and host the NATO summit next week.

Biden-Trump debates

The first debates before the November presidential elections took place in the United States at the end of June. The main candidates for the presidency, incumbent leader Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump, participated.

According to The New York Times, after the debates, members of the US Democratic Party began discussing replacing Biden with another candidate for the presidential election. The publication notes that this was due to Biden's weak debate performance, inability to articulate the party's position, and frequent gaffes.

Just yesterday, it became known that donors of the US Democratic Party sent a letter to incumbent President Joe Biden urging him to "secure his legacy" by ending his re-election bid.

However, in an interview with ABC News, Biden explained his poor debate performance with Donald Trump as a "bad episode," stating that he has "no signs of any serious illness." He added that only God could convince him to withdraw from the election.