Jen Psaki said three words about Joe Biden’s future that took everyone by surprise
Joe Biden’s low poll numbers and clear cognitive decline made it an open question whether Biden will seek re-election in 2024.
This type of speculation is unheard of just ten months into a Presidency.
And Jen Psaki said three words about Joe Biden’s future that took everyone by surprise.
Joe Biden has told donors behind closed doors that he intends to run for re-election.
That did little to quiet the questions about Biden’s 2024 plans.
The Washington Post reported that large numbers of Democrat strategists and Party leaders do not believe the 79-year-old Biden will seek a second term that will see him stay in office until he is 86 if he wins re-election.
“But interviews with 28 Democratic strategists and officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak more frankly, show that the assurances have not stopped the internal debate over whether Biden will appear on the ticket,” the Post exclusively reported.
Jen Psaki sought to try and put this fire out with a gaggle of corporate media supporters aboard Air Force One.
“That’s his intention,” Psaki stated.
Many outlets ran with this quote as a definitive statement that Biden planned to run for re-election in 2024.
But it wasn’t.
Instead, Psaki saying Biden intended to run for re-election in 2024 left a continent’s worth of wiggle room for Biden to decline to seek a second term if his poll numbers do not recover or Biden’s cognitive decline accelerates.
Biden and his allies also have to explicitly say that he intends to run for re-election.
Democrats are struggling to round up the votes in the Senate to pass Biden’s nearly two-trillion-dollar socialist spending bill.
If Biden announced he would not seek re-election, he would become an instant lame duck and Democrat Senators from red states like Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin would feel free to kill the bill.