Harris to take bigger role in campaign as White House tout's Biden's candidacy

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 July 8, 2024

Many Democrats were appalled by President Joe Biden's performance late last month in his debate against former President Donald Trump.

While the White House has denied that Biden will drop out of the race in favor of Vice President Kamala Harris, she will be taking on a more prominent role in the campaign.

Campaign co-chair calls Harris "a valued partner" who is "incredibly intelligent"

According to The Hill, that message was put forward on Sunday by former Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, who serves as co-chairman of the Biden-Harris campaign.

"She is increasing her role and she’s been a valued partner since day one," The Hill quoted Richmond as saying during an appearance on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

"I won't get into whether she’s been covered fairly by the press, but she is a valuable partner. She's incredibly intelligent," he continued.

"And I will just say she has not only publicly stated her support for President Biden, but she’s privately said that too," Richmond insisted.

Biden says only "the Lord Almighty" can tell him to drop out of race

"I was with Gavin Newsom after the debate when he did the same, and Gretchen Whitmer was on the chairs call yesterday, and she reiterated her support," the former congressman recalled.

"Leaders are rallying around this president and vice president because they understand what’s at stake and they understand what they have accomplished," he went on to add.

Richmond's confident words echo those spoken by the president during his recent interview with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos.

"If the Lord Almighty came down and said 'Joe, get out of the race,' I'd get out of the race. The Lord Almighty's not coming down," Biden declared.

President believes he is "the best candidate to beat Donald Trump"

Meanwhile, Fox News reported that the president sounded just as defiant when he called into MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday.

"The bottom line here is that we’re not going anywhere. I am not going anywhere," Biden stated to hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

The president further asserted that he "wouldn't be running if I didn’t absolutely believe that I am the best candidate to beat Donald Trump in 2024."

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