Vice President Kamala Harris just created a ‘new uncertainty‘ and threw a wrench into the Democrat 2024 presidential circus that will be fun to watch.
Harris has pulled back from the definitive statement she made in late June about her intention to run for reelection in 2024.
“The president intends to run and if he does, I will be his ticket mate. We will run together,” Harris told Los Angeles Times reporters on June 29, 22022 as she prepared to depart for California aboard Air Force Two.
That is very different than what she said on June 27 during an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash and she actually called reporters to the plane so she could “clarify.”
Originally, Harris said, “Joe Biden is running for reelection, and I will be his ticket mate. Full stop.”
Los Angeles Times reported:
The deliberate clarification on Wednesday is certain to raise questions about Biden’s intentions, which have been the subject of speculation since the 2020 election. Biden, 79, is the oldest president in American history.
Eighteen months into Biden’s tenure and Democrats are already saying they don’t want Joe to run again. Matter of fact, Democrats up for re-election this year don’t even want his endorsement. Now, his own Vice President walked back her claims about Biden and left the door open that he may not be the nominee in 2024.
The sharks are already circling.
Hilliary Clinton is making more and more appearances, California Governor Gavin Newsom is starting to make a slash, and now Illinois Governor Pritzker is staring to appear in places like New Hampshire.
Pritzker’s name, on the other hand, has popped up repeatedly as a potential future presidential candidate, most recently when it was announced he’d be speaking Saturday in New Hampshire. But the Democratic governor’s political team says Pritzker is only focused on his reelection and on helping elect Democrats across the country who support abortion rights.
Biden may not know it yet but he is all alone.