“I don’t believe he’s running for re-election,” Maloney said when asked if the president should run again during the congressional primary debate in New York’s 12th district.
Responding to the same question, Rep. Jerry Nadler, who is running against Maloney after the redistricting, said it’s “too early to tell” and that it “doesn’t serve the purpose of the Democratic Party” to deal with the issue until the midterms. . Maloney’s other opponent, Suraj Patel, simply replied, “Yes.”
Democrats have privately shared concerns about Biden, 79 and struggling with poor approval ratings, running for a second term in 2024. in the elections. The president and his aides have dismissed any suggestion that he will not seek a second term, and most Democrats have publicly said they would support Biden if he were to run for a second term.
“I respect Joe Biden. I think he’s — despite some mistakes and missteps, despite his age, I think he’s a man of decency, good principle, compassion, empathy and strength. Your question directly, which I know is pretty rare , no I don’t,” Phillips said in an interview on Chad Hartman’s WCCO-AM radio show.
“I think the country would be well served by a new generation of persuasive, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats,” Phillips added.