(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) recently resigned from his role as a Democrat House leader after many Democrats expressed discomfort about his push for other primary candidates to enter the race against President Joe Biden.
On Sunday, Phillips took to social media to announce that he would be stepping down from both the Democratic Caucus leadership and the DPCC. As he stated it has become apparent to him that his opinions about the 2024 presidential race are causing his colleagues “discomfort.” He added that he has not faced any pressure to step down, nor was his decision forced.
According to a Fox News Digital report, Phillips was not supported by leadership despite the effect that his comments had in the caucus. However, one source stated that following Phillips’s comments “the writing was on the wall.”
Phillips made another post on X, formerly known as Twitter, in which he claimed that Hakeem Jeffries, the House Minority Leader, had provided an open space where all different opinions could be heard.
The Fox News Digital report noted that Phillips’s decision was made after a meeting last week of the House Democratic Caucus where Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA) spoke up against Phillips and his comments that President Biden needed to step aside. This meeting made Phillips realize that his position had caused discomfort among the other members of his party.
Phillips also addressed Kamlager-Dove asking why she had not come to speak with him privately about her concerns regarding his position about the 2024 election and any discomfort she might have felt.
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