Harris says she’d walk ‘proud’ with Biden if he wants reelection


Vice President Harris said in an interview that aired on Sunday that she would run on President Biden’s ticket again in 2024 if he decides to run for re-election.

“The president has been very clear that he intends to participate again,” Harris told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“And if he does, I’ll run with him proudly,” Harris added.

Biden and his aides have insisted the president plans to run for re-election if his health permits.

But some Democrats have dodged questions about whether they would support another White House bid from Biden, the oldest president in US history, who also faces low approval ratings.

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However, its approval rating has progressed in recent days after a string of recent legislative victories for Democrats and declining inflation, though it still remains underwater.

Harris also told Todd she was “very proud” to serve as Biden’s vice president.

“We talk a lot about family,” she says. “We talk about our hopes, we talk about our dreams, we talk about the things that concern us, the things that worry us, the things that get us excited about everything we do.”

“It’s a real friendship. We have a real friendship and I cherish that,” added Harris.

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If Biden decides to run for a second term, his candidacy could lead to a rematch in the 2020 game against former President Trump.

The former president has remained active in Republican politics since his departure from the White House, focusing in particular on approving midterm election candidates who support his baseless claims of mass electoral fraud.

Trump has said he has already made a decision on whether to make a third bid for the White House, but has not made a formal announcement yet.

A Yahoo-News-YouGov poll released last week found that Biden had a 6-point lead in a hypothetical rematch between the two presidents.

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Forty-eight percent of registered voters said they would vote for Biden, compared to 42 percent who said they would vote for Trump.

The poll also found that an increasing percentage of Democrats want Biden to run by 2024, now more than those who say he shouldn’t run. The poll last month found that a large number of Democrats did not want Biden reelected.

A separate USA Today-Ipsos poll last month found that more than half of Democratic voters — 56 percent — said they don’t want Biden running for a second term.

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