On Tuesday, the Daily Caller, inquired all of the 50 Democratic senators to express their support for President Biden in a potential future election: Only five immediately committed to endorsing President Joe Biden if he runs for reelection in 2024.
Spokespeople for Senate Majority Leader and Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and Delaware Sen. Chris Coon all expressed their support for the President.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to answer if she will endorse Biden, saying “we’ll take a look at it” when the time comes. Democratic officials and voters also cited the poor state of the country and Biden’s age as reasons they are hesitant to be fully behind Biden now in an article from The New York Times.
Democratic lawmakers and party officials are venting their frustrations with President Biden’s struggle to advance the bulk of his agenda, doubting his ability to rescue the party from a predicted midterm trouncing and increasingly viewing him as an anchor that should be cut loose in 2024.
The news comes a day after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy that Biden intends to run again in 2024.
According to FiveThirtyEight, an average of public opinion polls regarding Biden’s job performance as of June 14 yielded a shocking 53.9% disapproval rating, with only 39.5% approving of his performance. That approval number serves as the lowest of his presidency thus far.
Most top elected Democrats were reluctant to speak on the record about Mr. Biden’s future, and no one interviewed expressed any ill will toward Mr. Biden, to whom they are universally grateful for ousting Mr. Trump from office.
Cristóbal Alex, who was a senior adviser for the Biden campaign and was the deputy cabinet secretary in the White House until last month, said Mr. Biden was the only Democrat who could win a national election.
Alex Wyshyvanuk, 33, a data analyst from Annapolis, Md., said he wasn’t sold on another Biden presidential campaign in 2024.
“I need an equivalent of Ron DeSantis, a Democrat, but not a 70- or 80-year-old — a younger person,” he said. “Someone who knows what worked for you in 1980 is not going to work for you in 2022 or 2024.”
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