Gavin Newsom arrives to Washington, D.C. ahead of governors' meeting with President Biden

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is in Washington, D.C. Wednesday ahead of a planned meeting between President Biden and Democratic governors from across the country.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, who heads the Democratic Governors Association, is already in Washington and will be at the White House in-person. Newsom, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, and Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker are also confirmed to be in Washington.

"I think the governors just want a direct and candid conversation with the president. We want to make sure he's doing okay. We all know him. He has formed a personal relationship with us," Beshear told Fox News Digital. "And he says he is [doing okay]. And we take him at his word. But it's always good to see somebody in person."

Pritzker echoed the wellness check language of Beshear, arguing that he would support any decision Biden makes regarding his campaign.

"I honor my commitments. Joe Biden is going to be our nominee, unless he decides otherwise. And so I think that there's a healthy conversation that will happen with the president, I hope, expressing, you know, what he intends to do going forward in the campaign and reassuring everybody that this is the right course," Prtizker said.

The meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the White House's Roosevelt Room, comes less than a day after the first elected Democratic lawmaker called for Biden to withdraw from the race. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, cited Biden's disastrous performance in last week's debate against former President Trump.

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