On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that President Biden should run for reelection in 2024.
When asked by Stephanopoulos if she believes Biden should seek a second term, Pelosi replied, “Yes, I do. I mean, President Biden has been a great president for our country. He has accomplished so much.”
Pelosi praised Biden for creating 10 million jobs by working with the private sector and moving America toward semiconductor independence by passing the CHIPS Act.
She also applauded Biden’s passing policies “with justice, with equity, with inclusiveness, with diversity, taking us to a new place.”
“He’s put money in people’s pockets, vaccines in their arms, children back to school, people back to work, for starters, creating 10 million jobs,” Pelosi stated. “He has been a great president, and he has a great record to run on.”
On Sunday, Stephanopoulos also asked Pelosi if she thought former President Donald Trump announcing a presidential bid for 2024 would be “good news for Democrats.”
“I think it’s bad news for the country,” Pelosi replied. “He’s not been a force for good. So, I don’t think his candidacy is a force for good for our country.”
In a September press conference, reporters asked Pelosi if Biden should run for reelection, but she refused to answer.
“He did a great service to our country. He defeated Donald Trump, let’s not forget that,” Pelosi replied. “I’m not going into politics about whether the president should run.”
During a Wednesday press conference, Biden told reporters, “Our intention is to run again.”
The White House has not made an official announcement that Biden will be seeking a second term. Biden speculated that a final decision would be announced next year.
“I think everybody wants me to run, but we’re going to have discussions about it,” Biden stated. “I hope Jill and I get a little time to sneak away for a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my guess is it will be early next year when we make that judgment.”
RootsAction, a progressive organization that supported Biden’s 2020 election, recently launched a nationwide “Don’t Run Joe” campaign to pressure the president not to seek a second term.
Last week, Reuters reported that Biden’s approval rating dipped to 39%.