It appears that President Joe Biden attracted doubt in his latest appearance on whether he would run for president again in 2024. At the White House Tribal Nations Summit, Biden delivered a speech, and just as he finished talking, someone in the crowd shouted “four more years.” Biden did not hesitate to respond, as he said: “Oh I don’t know about that.”
Despite the fact that some Democratic operatives have expressed concern that the current President could lose to a younger Republican, on November 9, Biden said that he plans to seek a second term and hopes to make an official announcement in early 2023.
On the other side, Democratic Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said repeatedly several times that Biden should not run for a second term. Ryan lost his Senate race in Ohio. A poll that was made in September showed that a majority of Democrats do not want Biden to run again in 2024. 56% of the votes said that the party should nominate somebody else to run for president. Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during a November 13 appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” that Biden has “accomplished so much” and should run for reelection in 2024.
Pelosi’s replacement has already been named. The House Democrats have made up their minds and elected some new figures to fill leadership roles when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, step down from their roles. Nancy Pelosi’s replacement will be Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Pelosi is 82-years-old and well past the time of retirement and Hakeem Jeffries is only 52.
Jeffries will be working with deputy Rep. Katherine Clark, a 59-year-old progressive who’s worked with Jeffries before. Her role then was serving as the vice chair of the Democratic Caucus and the assistant speaker during this time in Congress. She was also previously serving as minority whip, reported CNBC.
As previously reported, the House GOP spent about $4 million in hopes to defeat Nancy Pelosi, but it appears she’ll be stepping down on her own anyway.