Democratic Rep. New Yorksaid Tuesday she does not “believe” President Joe Biden will be re-elected in 2024.
“I don’t believe he is running for reelection,” she said when asked if Biden should run again in 2024.
She made the comments during a primary congressional debate in New York’s 12th District. One of her opponents and a longtime colleague, Deputy Jerry Nadler, said it was “too early to say” whether Mr. Biden would have to flee again. Suraj Patel, who is challenging Maloney for the third time in a row, said he believes Biden should run again.
Maloney’s response comes at a time when several congressional Democrats are more open about whether the 79-year-old president should run for re-election in 2024.
The president and his aides consistently say he plans to run in 2024.
On Tuesday, when asked if she would support Biden if he ran for office in 2024, Democratic Representative Angie Craig of Minnesota’s 2nd district told the MinnPost“I would say we need new leaders in Washington on the Democratic Party vote.”
She joined Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota’s 3rd district, who said in a radio interview last Thursday that he doesn’t think Biden should run.
“I think the country would be well served by a new generation of exciting, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats rising,” Phillips said.. “I think it’s time for a generational change… and I think most of my colleagues would agree.”
“I think Dean Phillips and I are in line and aligned and I’m going to do everything in my power as a member of Congress to make sure we have a new generation of leadership,” Craig told the United States. MinnPost.
Areleased on July 31, Biden had a 58% disapproval level.
Multiple polls published in July show that right now a majority of Democrats do not want him to participate again. The New York TimesA July 11 poll found that 64% of Democratic voters want someone else to run for the nomination. In a CNN poll as of July 27, 75% said they want another candidate in addition to Mr Biden.