“I don’t believe he’s running for re-election,” Maloney said when asked if the president should run again in a congressional primary debate in New York’s 12th District.
Responding to the same question, Rep. Jerry Nadler, who is running against Maloney after the redistricting, said it was “too early to tell” and that it “doesn’t serve the purpose of the Democratic Party.” “to deal with the issue before the mid-term. . Maloney’s other opponent, Suraj Patel, simply answered “Yes”.
Democrats have privately shared concerns about Biden, who is 79 and struggling with low approval ratings, running for a second term in the 2024 election. The president and his aides have pushed back against any notion that he would not run for a second term, and most Democrats have publicly said they would support Biden if he ran for a second term.
“I have respect for Joe Biden. I think he has – despite some mistakes and some missteps, despite his age, I think he’s a man of decency, of good principle, of compassion, of empathy and force. But to answer your question directly, which I know is pretty rare, uh no, I don’t,” Phillips said during an interview on the Chad Hartman radio show on WCCO. -AM.
“I think the country would be well served by a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, and dynamic Democrats to step in,” Phillips added.