Yet as Fox News reported on Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently said any suggestion that she might try to replace him on the ballot in 2024would be “out of the question.”
“I expect Biden to run”
She made that declaration during an interview this past week with the UK’s Financial Times. Despite acknowledging that some see her 2016 loss to former President Donald Trump as “unfinished business,” Clinton ruled out another White House run.
“First of all, I expect Biden to run,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee insisted to Times reporter Edward Luce.
“He certainly intends to run,” Clinton continued, stressing that “it would be very disruptive” if another Democrat were to challenge the president’s candidacy.
“Look, the most important thing is to win the next election,” she continued, adding, “The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not help you win should not be a priority.”
Clinton also pushed back on Trump’s contention that the 2020 election was stolen from him, saying, “Even in his reptilian brain, Trump has to know that he lost this time.”
Clinton continues to question the 2016 election results
However, the former secretary of state then went on to imply that her own election loss six years ago was not legitimate.
“Literally within hours of the polls closing in 2016, we had so much evidence pouring in about voters being turned away in Milwaukee and not being able to vote in Detroit,” Clinton claimed. “These states were run by Republicans so there was no way to find out the truth about any of them.”
Yet despite Clinton’s belief that the president will once again be her party’s nominee, that view is far from being universally shared.
One skeptic is former Republican National Committee (RNC) chief of staff Mike Shields, who told Fox News, “Democrats are running from Joe Biden like scalded dogs.”
“Joe Biden’s presidency is an utter disaster with crises from baby formula to gas prices to retirement funds disappearing. And the voters are in a mood to punish him for it.”