Dec 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Harris: “I don’t think about” whether Biden will run in 2024
Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she and President Biden have not spoken about re-election plans and she doesn't "think about it."
Driving the news: "We do not talk about nor have we talked about re-election, because we haven't completed our first year and we're in the middle of a pandemic," Harris said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
- Asked whether she believed Biden would run again, the vice president said, "I don’t think about it, nor have we talked about it."
The big picture: Harris, the first woman to serve as vice president, is the presumptive Democratic nominee if Biden doesn't run for re-election.
- However, Biden has said it's his "expectation" to run re-election in 2024 and that he "would fully expect" Harris to be his running mate again.
- Harris has also faced an onslaught of criticism in her first year centered on her leadership and staff.
What they're saying: “We’re building back up our economy, and we are re-establishing America’s role in the context of our allies and partners around the world," Harris said of her priorities, per WSJ.
- "I feel very strongly that our vision of the future must be one in which everyone can see themselves, where no one is left out," she added.
- "I’ll never deny anybody how they’re feeling, but I know there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic and a lot of good work that has happened that has alleviated the burdens that people carry."