Was Kamala dropping a hint?
In an interview published by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris said she didn’t “think about” President Joe Biden seeking reelection in 2024, adding that she and the President “do not talk about” seeking a second term.
During the interview, Harris said that although she wouldn’t discuss her conversations with Biden, she would state “without any ambiguity: We do not talk about nor have talked about reelection.” She elaborated by saying the reason for this was the country being in a pandemic, and she and Biden had not completed their first year.
Harris went on to state that the Biden administration was building the economy and reestablishing the nation’s role in alliances and partnerships.
When asked if Harris assumed Biden would run again, she said, “I’ll be honest: I don’t think about it, nor have we talked about it.” This despite comments made by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in November that confirmed Biden’s “intention” to run for reelection in 2024.
Psaki made these remarks after The Washington Post revealed that Biden mentioned his plans to run again to his staff and advisers.
In the interview, which was published Thursday (December 16th), Harris also predicted strong results for Democrats during next year’s midterm elections. Saying that she felt strongly that the Biden administration’s vision for the future was an America where everyone could see themselves, including rural, suburban, and urban America.
However, the Vice President noted the variables that weighed on Americans, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Saying that while she wouldn’t “deny anybody how they’re feeling,” she believed there was plenty to be optimistic about, saying there was “a lot of good work that has happened” that alleviated the burdens people were carrying.