(RightIsRight.co) – The Democrat Party leaders of the United States Congress – Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer – have declared that President Joe Biden should run for a second White House term in the 2024 election.
The Washington Times reported that House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Schumer insisted that Biden’s first two years in office had been “excellent” and that he had a strong connection with the American people.
The Democrat congressional leaders’ support for Biden’s reelection comes amid reports and speculation that the 80-year-old president may announce his new bid and launch his campaign at the beginning of 2023, that is, in a few weeks.
“I hope that he does seek reelection,” Pelosi, who herself won’t be running for another Speaker term next month.
She and Schumer gave a joint interview to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” in a Chinese restaurant on Capitol Hill.
“[Biden] is a person with a great vision for our country. He’s been involved for a long time, so he has great knowledge of the issues and the challenges we face. And he’s the most empathetic president. He connects with the American people,” the California Democrat argued.
The report notes that despite Pelosi and Schumer’s support, the oldest US president to hold office faces doubts inside the Democratic Party due to his low ratings, advanced age, and multiple public gaffes.
“The vision, the knowledge, the strategic thinking is all here. The empathy is from the heart. And I think that he’s been a great president,” Pelosi asserted.
Speaking alongside her, the top Democrat in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer, vowed his whole-hearted support for Biden’s reelection.
“He’s done an excellent, excellent job. And, if he runs, I’m going to support him all the way,” the Senate Majority Leader stated.
At the same time, Schumer took to discussing the election prospects of former US President Donald Trump, who, on November 15, announced his third White House campaign.
The top Senate Democrat made it clear he was confident Trump was set to suffer a defeat.
“The American people have gotten wise to him. It took a little while, but they did,” Schumer argued.
President Joe Biden has said numerous times that he intends to run for reelection. In a press conference after the November 8 midterms, he again said he planned to seek a second term but wouldn’t make his candidacy official until early 2023.
Earlier this month, Biden’s chief of staff at the White House, Ron Klain, said the president would make up his mind about reelection during the Christmas holidays.
Last week, a CNN report quoted First Lady Jill Biden as saying she was “all in” for her husband’s reelection.