ICYMI: Harris Appears to Back Away from Biden 2024 Election Talk


To suggest that Joe Biden is having a rough first 18 months in office would be a grand understatement at this point, as the nation’s oldest President appears unable to achieve much of anything at all.

His agenda has been stalled, despite possessing a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, and his approval ratings have fallen to levels that are historic – but not in the way he had hoped.

Now, as a number of major Democrats have begun to openly suggest that Biden step away from his reelection hopes for 2024, his Vice President has made a rather telling clarification to her own statements on the matter.

Vice President Kamala Harris created new uncertainty Wednesday about President Biden’s intentions to run for reelection in 2024, pulling back from a definitive statement she had made earlier in the week.

“The president intends to run and if he does, I will be his ticket mate. We will run together,” Harris told a Times reporter Wednesday as she prepared to depart for California aboard Air Force Two.

The White House suggested that switch was a legal issue…

Advisors had told the reporter that Harris wanted to come to the back of the plane to clarify what she told CNN on Monday. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Harris was asked about speculation that Biden would not run and about her own potential candidacy.

“Joe Biden is running for reelection, and I will be his ticket mate,” Harris told CNN. “Full stop.”

The issue at hand was whether or not Harris’ more definitive comment could somehow trigger a legal requirement for Biden to file reelection paperwork, and her walk-back could provide some insight as to how cautious the White House is being regarding that possibility.