Here’s what happened…
Hillary Clinton has said that if President Joe Biden is running for reelection she wouldn’t seek the Presidency.
“No, out of the question,” Clinton told the Financial Times when asked about potentially going against Biden in the 2024 Democratic Party primary.
“I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that,” she continued.
The Clinton news comes after the Hill-HarrisX poll came out earlier this week which revealed that most Americans don’t want to see Biden, who will turn 80 in November, run again.
During the interview, Clinton was not asked about whether she would run if Biden did not seek reelection. President Biden has yet to formally announce that he would be running again. Still, Jen Psaki, who is the former White House press secretary, had previously said that a reelection campaign would be likely.
“That’s his intention,” Psaki had previously replied when asked about whether Biden would run again.
Clinton, 74, has previously sought the Democratic Party nomination in 2008 but lost to future President Barack Obama.
And ran again in 2016 as the Democratic candidate, but lost the general election to former President Donald Trump.
Edward Luce during the Financial Times interview also asked if Democrats would be “going out of their way to lose elections by elevating activist causes, notably the transgender debate, which are relevant only to a small minority.”
Clinton responded by saying, “We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window. … Look, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not help you win should not be a priority.”