Jeffries, Coons receive calls from Biden as Democratic worries grow louder

President Joe Biden called House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday, two people familiar with their conversation confirmed to POLITICO Wednesday.

Biden also called staunch Hill ally Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), according to one of the people.

The news of the calls comes as many Democratic lawmakers — past and present — told POLITICO they have not heard directly from Biden after his debate performance Thursday. They have heard from senior staff but not from the president himself.

The New York Times reported the call with Jeffries first.