Dec 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harris: “I don’t think about” whether Biden will run in 2024

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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.

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."
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