One high-profile Democratic lawmaker has chosen to abstain from giving an endorsement to Vice President Kamala Harris for her re-election in just less than two years out from the 2024 contest.
As heard in a recent interview, Sen. Liz Warren (D-MA) stated that she wants to wait and see about President Joe Biden, who as of writing has not formally issued a declaration of intent to run.
“I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team,” stated Warren to Boston Public Radio (BPR). “I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back. But they need — they have to be a team, and my sense is they are — I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are.”
As of yet, Biden has only stated that he wants to run again. According to a number of reports, however, he is expected to release his official announcement shortly after the official State of the Union address which is slated for the 7th of February. When it comes to his plans for a running mate, however, Biden claimed just a bit over a year ago that he was entirely commited to working with Harris for 2024 if he would seek a second term.
“She’s going to be my running mate, number one,” he stated at the time, as reported by POLITICO. “And number two, I did put her in charge. I think she’s doing a good job,” he went on to state about Harris’ role in voting rights policies.
Despite these claims, approval ratings seem to indicate an entirely different tale for Harris and Sleepy Joe. Biden currently sits at 41.6% while Harris is at 38.4%, as reported by outlet FiveThirtyEight. Over the course of the past two years,m Harris has been the subject of a large number of negative headlines which have detailing extreme levels of turnover within her office. The vocal critics of the vice president have also rushed out to speak for what they claim to be her massive failure to take seriously her leading role in dealing with the mounting migration challenges that turned into a crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Just like Harris, Warren was a senator who fought for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 run prior to standing behind Biden. Warren claimed that she is going to be going after reelection as a senator for 2024 and ended up joining another leftist, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who previously ran for president in speaking out in support of Biden if he does choose to push for a second term within the White House.
“Yes. He should run again. And he is running again,” expressed Warren to BPR.