Democrats, for weeks now, have consistently dodged questions regarding President Joe Biden’s prospects for a 2024 run for a second term.
However, that changed — significantly — over the weekend after Democrat New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who thought she was “off the record,” admitted on the record that Biden is definitely not running again in 2024, the Daily Caller reported.
The admission came during an interview Maloney had with The New York Times editorial board on Saturday.
It’s the second time Maloney has publicly stated that she doesn’t believe Biden will make another run for the White House.
On or off the record?
“Off the record, he’s not running again,” Maloney said during the interview, before being corrected by editorial board member Jyoti Thottam.
“Not off the record. On the record,” Thottam said.
Presumably pretending not to have been caught off guard, which she clearly was, Maloney shot back, “On the record? No, he should not run again.”
“‘Off the record, [Biden’s] not running again,’ Maloney told the paper, unaware that she could not request certain comments not be published.”https://t.co/ZB6jDNs6rr
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) August 15, 2022
Not the first time
“I don’t believe he’s running for reelection,” Maloney said during a recent Democratic primary debate. That comment seemed to have disturbed the White House, as Maloney, during a later CNN interview, walked it back hard.
“I think that he’s done a terrific job and most recently the inflation reduction plan. There are so many good things in it for the economy and for people. And I’m supporting him if he runs. OK? Maloney said, as if Biden’s handlers had a gun to her head.
Maloney will run against Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), given the newly redrawn districts in New York. Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, dodged a similar question about Biden’s 2024 chances, saying at the time that such a question “doesn’t serve the purpose of the Democratic Party, to deal with that until after the midterms.”
The mainstream media can stop, because the verdict — which was already known by most logical-thinking Americans — is in, and it’s crystal clear that Biden can’t run. He’s already having extreme trouble as it is — we see it every day on TV. One can’t even imagine how bad a shape he’ll be in when 2024 rolls around.