When asked if they would support President Biden for reelection in 2024, 45 of the 50 Democrats in the U.S. Senate declined to answer, and the others said they would support him.
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The Daily Caller “repeatedly” reached out to every Democrat Senator with their question.
Staff for Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jack Reed (D-RI) all responded with one word: “Yes.”
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The other two lawmakers who gave clear answers to the Daily Caller were Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Chris Coon (D-DE).
The other 45 Democrats did not respond to the inquiries.
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This report comes shortly after prominent leftist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) laughed off the question of whether she would endorse Biden for another term in a TV interview.
“We’ll take a look at it,” the Ocasio-Cortez told a CNN reporter.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) refused to say on Sunday whether she would endorse President Joe Biden in 2024, furthering speculation over whether the president could face internal opposition for a second termhttps://t.co/8f61Bv4xjp— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 13, 2022
Additionally, the New York Times recently published a report signaling that many top Democrats are concerned about Biden’s performance, cognitive ability and ability to win the presidency in 2024.
Democrat politicians aren’t the only ones that are skeptical of Biden as of late. In a televised interview, CNN’s Don Lemon recently asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jeanne-Pierre if Biden, “has the stamina, physically and mentally, do you think to continue on even after 2024?”
Jeanne-Pierre responded in shock and told Lemon, “that is not a question that we should be even asking. Just look at the work that he does. Just look at how he’s delivering for the American public.”
In light of the recent speculation on both sides of the aisle about whether Biden can or should run again, Jeanne-Pierre has had to put in extra effort to defend the President.
In a Tweet, she recently wrote, “To be clear, the President has said repeatedly, he plans to run in 2024.”
To be clear, as the President has said repeatedly, he plans to run in 2024.— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) June 13, 2022