(Washington) US President Joe Biden, who will turn 80 in November, said Friday he “intends” to run for another term in 2024, but has yet to make a formal decision.
Updated yesterday at 9:34 pm.
When asked about this on the MSNBC channel, he said that if the Democrat did not make a decision immediately after the announcement, “a whole series of rules were triggered” and “I would have to act like a candidate.” .
“I haven’t made a formal decision yet, but that is my intention. My intention is (to contest again) and we have time to make that decision,” he said.
When asked if his wife, Jill Biden, was in favor of getting back into the race, he indicated that she was.
“My wife thinks we’re doing something very important and I shouldn’t walk away from it,” he said after pausing.
Mr. Biden has previously signaled his “intention” to run again in September, but remains evasive.
The oldest elected president in the United States, Joe Biden will celebrate his 80th birthday on November 20. He was 82 at the beginning of the second term and 86 at the end.
His age has gradually fueled speculation about the reality of the new candidacy.
Mr. Biden and his party are preparing to pass the test of midterm parliamentary elections on Nov. 8, traditionally difficult for a sitting president.
Among the Republican candidates for this election, many are campaigning by continuing to hammer home — wrongly — that the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden was “stolen” from his predecessor, Donald Trump. The latter flirts more openly with the idea of representing himself in 2024.
Donald Trump’s Seeming “Logic”
Additionally, Joe Biden said it would be “logical” for Donald Trump to comply with a subpoena to appear before a commission investigating the attack on the Capitol.
“I’m not going to give my opinion on what he should do,” the Democrat said in an interview with MSNBC.
But it seems to me logical for him to comply, as he confirmed that the parliamentary committee handled the case “very well”.
In a “historic” gesture, the panel said Friday that former President Trump should appear “on or around November 14.”
On January 6, 2021, hundreds of Donald Trump’s supporters, convinced by his accusations of “election fraud,” created chaos in the temple of American democracy when elected officials confirmed Joe Biden’s victory.
The Republican, who urged his supporters to “fight like demons,” immediately faced an impeachment trial in Congress, but was acquitted by his party’s senators.
This does not end the case: in its final report, the commission may recommend that he be indicted. The decision ultimately rests with Justice Merrick Garland Secretary.