NEW YORK — On Tuesday, two powerful House Democrats from New York both refused to say President Joe Biden should run for the White House again in 2024.
Rep. Jerry Nadler and Caroline Maloney, two of the party’s establishment liberals who chair powerful committees and are vying for Manhattan-area House seats, were asked during a televised debate. and whether Biden should seek a second term when they shied away from supporting the president.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler said: “It’s too early to tell. It’s not in the Democratic Party’s way, and it won’t be resolved until after the midterms.”
“I don’t believe he’s going to run for re-election,” said Maloney, chairman of the oversight committee.
Their comments follow Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, who on Sunday declined to support the president’s second term and said he would not be involved.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat who is more progressive than Nadler, Maloney and Manchin, also objected in a June interview with CNN about whether she would support Biden’s 2024 presidential bid. select.
Last month, Rep. Dean Phillips, Democrat of Minnesota, said in a radio interview that he didn’t think Biden should run again and that “a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats will serve this country. Service, they will come forward. . . ”
His Minnesota colleague, Rep. Angie Craig, told MinnPost earlier Tuesday that when asked if she would support Biden if he ran, Democrats “need a new leader in Washington to be on the ballot.” up down left right”.
Biden, 79, said he plans to seek re-election. But as the oldest presidential candidate ever, Biden has been facing the question of whether he will be re-elected.
While both Maloney and Nadler refused to encourage Biden to run for re-election, the third candidate in their primary, attorney Suraj Patel, 38, backed the president. When asked whether Biden should run again, Patel’s campaign revolved around the need for a new voice in politics, and he simply said “yes.”