Nancy Pelosi DODGES question on if Biden should run in 2024

Nancy Pelosi DODGES question on if Biden should run in 2024: Democrat says ‘I’m not going to get into the politics’ when pressed on the race as doubts continue to swirl

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dodged a question Thursday about whether President Joe Biden should run for re-election in 2024 
  • ‘I’m not going to get into the politics about whether the president should run or not,’ the top House Democrat told reporters at her weekly press conference
  • Before refusing to answer, Pelosi said that Biden ‘did a great service to our country. He defeated Donald Trump’ 
  • Pelosi is the latest Democrat to hedge on whether the current occupant of the Oval Office should appear at the top of the ticket in two years 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dodged a question Thursday about whether President Joe Biden should run for re-election in 2024. 

‘I’m not going to get into the politics about whether the president should run or not,’ the top House Democrat told reporters at her weekly press conference. 

Before refusing to outright endorse another Biden run, she said: ‘President Biden is the president of the United States.’ 

‘He did a great service to our country. He defeated Donald Trump. Let’s not forget that,’ she continued. ‘If you care about the water we breathe, the water we drink, the education of our children, jobs for their families, pensions for their seniors – any subject you can name.’ 

Pelosi is the latest Democrat to hedge on whether the current occupant of the Oval Office should appear at the top of the ticket in two years. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dodged a question Thursday about whether President Joe Biden should run for re-election in 2024

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dodged a question Thursday about whether President Joe Biden should run for re-election in 2024

Pelosi is the latest Democrat to hedge on whether Biden, photographed at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, should appear at the top of the ticket in two years.

Pelosi is the latest Democrat to hedge on whether Biden, photographed at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, should appear at the top of the ticket in two years.

Only Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips has said Biden shouldn’t run again, but Ohio Senate hopeful Tim Ryan, currently a House member, recently floated that both parties needed new blood. 

Biden is 79, while former President Donald Trump – who has hinted he could run again – is 74.  

‘My hunch is that we need new leadership across the board – Democrats, Republicans, I think it’s time for a generational move,’ Ryan said earlier this month. 

Ryan later appeared at an Ohio event headlined by the president.

‘The president said from the very beginninghe was going to be a bridge to the next generation, which is basically what I was saying,’ Ryan told the White House pool, clarifying his earlier comments. 

When asked if Biden should run again he answered: ‘That’s up to him.’ 

Rep. Debbie Dingell made a similar statement when pressed by NBC’s Kristen Wilker on Meet the Press Now last month. 

‘If he want to run, let’s see what he’s going to do,’ Dingell said. 

During Biden’s tour of the Detroit Auto Show last week, Dingell gave a more enthusiastic response. 

‘I’m going to tell you, if he runs we’re all supporting him,’ she said, jumping in as reporters were asking Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who’s running for re-election, whether Biden should run in 2024. 

Whitner laughed and answered, ‘I’m not having that conversation.’

Sen. Debbie Stabenow was asked specifically if he should run for president. Instead she answered that she’d back Biden if he decides to run. 

‘There’s no question about that, if President Biden runs again, count me in,’ Stabenow said.

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