Pelosi Declines to Answer Whether Biden Should Seek Reelection

When questioned on Thursday whether she would endorse President Joe Biden for a second term, Pelosi praised Biden for defeating former President Donald Trump, but refused to answer the question.

“President Biden is the President of the United States,” responded Pelosi. “He did a great service to our country: He defeated Donald Trump, let’s not forget that.”

Biden himself has waffled on his plan to seek reelection. Though he has said he would run again if healthy, he recently appeared on “60 Minutes,” saying that running for reelection is “just an intention” and not a final decision.

Biden elaborated that the time is not right to announce whether he will run for reelection, as that would trigger a number of election laws.

“If I were to say to you I’m running again, all of a sudden a whole range of things come into play, requirements that I have to change and move and do… in terms of election laws,” Biden said in the interview. “And it’s much too early to make that kind of a decision.”

While Pelosi has declined to publicly support a second term for Biden, other Democrats have been openly opposed.

“My hunch is that we need new leadership across the board – Democrats, Republicans, I think it’s time for a generational move,” said Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH). “The President said from the very beginning he was going to be a bridge to the next generation, which is basically what I was saying.”

Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) was more straightforward in her opinion.

“I would say we need new leaders in Washington up and down the ballot in the Democratic Party,” Craig said.

According to a national poll conducted by Marquette Law School, 72% of Americans responded that they do not want Biden to seek reelection. Within his own ranks, Biden’s approval is shaky, with only 52% of Democrats saying Biden should run for a second term.