According to a recent report, a prominent Democrat is allegedly considering seeking the Democratic candidacy for president in 2024 if Joe Biden decides not to run, according to The Conservative Brief.
Sources who spoke to TheWrap indicated that California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is “undeniably, unequivocally” going to step up to the plate and run if Biden doesn’t try for a second term.
Party insiders have been saying openly that Biden won’t run for office again for the past year, especially as concerns about his mental health have intensified.
(Exclusive) California Governor Gavin Newsom is “undeniably, unequivocally” planning to run for president in 2024 if President Biden chooses not to seek a second term. https://t.co/geBua5ZGej
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) September 19, 2022
For instance, in an off-the-record statement to the New York Times just last month, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D), who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, stated that Biden would not run for the position once more.
When she was asked by the Times Editorial Board, “Should Biden run again and responded by saying ‘Off the record, he’s not running again.’”
The Times responded, “Not off the record. On the record.”
“On the record?” Maloney said. “No, he should not run again.”
Maloney has recently stated that she doesn’t think the president will run for office again. She made these remarks earlier this month in a three-way discussion with Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Biden’s lawyer Suraj Patel for New York’s 12th Congressional District: “I don’t believe he’s running for re-election,” according to the New York Post.
The same question was asked of Nadler, a ranking member of the House of Representatives. He replied: “It’s too early to say,” Nadler responded. “It doesn’t serve the purposes of the Democratic Party to deal with that until after the midterms.”
During a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, the president cast doubts about running again: “Sir, are you committed to running again, or are there certain conditions that have to be right?” interviewer Scott Pelley asked.
“Look, if I were to say to you, I’m running again, all of a sudden, a whole range of things come into play that I have – requirements I have to change and move and do,” Biden responded, noting that election laws are playing into his reply.