Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, recently stated that Pres. Joe Biden would not seek re-election in 2024.
During her interview with The NY Times Editorial Board at the beginning of the month, Maloney’s statements have caused concern among many. They come amid recent poll results that show a large proportion of Americans are worried about Biden’s mental fitness for office.
“Off the record,” Maloney said when asked if Biden should run again, “he isn’t running again.”
“Not off the record,” responded the Times. “On the record.”
“On the record?” asked Maloney. “No, he should not run again,” she said.
According to Bloomberg, Biden was preparing to declare his re-election bid after the midterms, even though polls have found that even a large majority of Dems – 75 percent – do not wish him to continue.
When asked last month if Biden plans to run in 2024, Biden Press Sec. Karine Jean-Pierre responded that he is running.
“So, I’ll just say it, and the president has often been asked this question. I have also,” she added. “The president intends to seek re-election in 2024. That is something he has stated several times before. It is still a distant goal at this time. It’s going to be some time, and what we’re focusing on now is how do we keep delivering for the American people today and tomorrow while doing so as successfully as we’ve done over the previous 18 months? I’ll say that from that same poll you are reading from: In a head-to-head matchup, Trump loses against the president.
In response to a question from Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) in a primary debate last month regarding whether Biden would run again, she stated she didn’t think he would and apologized the next day.
“Mr. President, I am sorry,” Maloney said on CNN after the meeting. “I’d want you to run. I believe you won’t be running, but whether you do or not, I’ll be there for you 100%. You’ve earned it.”
“You are an excellent president, and thank you for all the things you have done for my state and all of the other states and cities in America,” she continued. “Thank you, Mr. President.”