This past Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated, in what seems to be a reversal of course, that President Joe Biden should in fact make a bit for re-election for 2024.
As the final results of midterm elections finish making their way in and Democrats are slated to maintain their majority within the Senate and see a small minority within the House, the 82-year-old lead Democrat expressed that Biden, who turns 80 this year, should officially announce that he is going to run again because “he has accomplished so much” and “has a great record.”
Pelosi issued these statements on an episode of ABC’s “This Week” while taking part in an interview hosted by George Stephanopoulos.
“President Biden has been a great president for our country,” stated Pelosi. “Over 10 million jobs under his leadership. Working with the private sector, of course. He has just done so many things that are so great.”
“He’s put money in people’s pockets, vaccines in their arms, children back to school, people back to work, for starters, creating 10 million jobs,” she went on. “He has made America independent by passing the CHIPS bill that says we’re no longer reliant on those who would withhold products that enable us to manufacture in our country. The [Inflation Reduction Act]… $368 billion in good-paying green jobs, clean air, clean water for our children, national security issue to stop migrations and competition for habitat and food, as well as honoring our responsibility to future generations. The PACT Act, honoring our veterans, the bipartisan infrastructure bill, all of it with justice, with equity, with inclusiveness, with diversity, taking us to a new place. He has been a great president and he has a great record to run on.”
.@gstephanopoulos: "Do you think President Biden should run again?"
House Speaker Pelosi: "Yes I do. He has accomplished so much." https://t.co/DUOI4Aiets pic.twitter.com/VXnD44fgzK
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 13, 2022
Prior to the voting in the midterm elections, the outcome was marked by some experts as a prime indicator of the prospects of any probable re-election campaign for Biden.
“If Biden can hold on to a Democratic Senate, then he’ll be in the catbird seat to run for re-election,” expressed Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University presidential historian, explained to the Washington Post just a single day prior to election day. “Now, if it’s a red wave and the Republicans win the Congress and Senate, there’s going to be a drumroll for Biden to not be the party’s nominee.”
As of writing, Biden has expressed that he is still undecided about any possible run for 2024.
“Now, if it’s a red wave and the Republicans win the Congress and Senate, there’s going to be a drumroll for Biden to not be the party’s nominee.” Biden has stated to the press. “My judgment of running when I announce, if I announce— my intention is that I run again, but I’m a great respecter of fate and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run, but we’re gonna have discussions about it,”