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Monday, May 27, 2024

Joe Biden: I won’t decide whether to run for president in 2024 until after the midterm elections

In an interview, President Joe Biden stated that he won’t decide whether or not to run for reelection until after the midterm elections for the House of Representatives in November, and he criticised former President Donald Trump for keeping classified documents at his home in Palm Beach, Florida.

During an interview that aired on Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes,” Biden said that “it’s far too early to make that type of choice.” “I’m working; that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m going to take care of that job, and within the time period that makes appropriate after this next election season here, heading into next year, I’m going to make a decision about what to do.”

Biden, along with Vice President Kamala Harris, has said on many occasions that he intends to compete for re-election in 2024, despite the fact that he is getting older (he will be 80 in November), and that his popularity ratings are not very high. The President restated his desire to run for office again, but he also made it clear that this choice had not been made for certain yet.

The president stated that “all of a sudden a whole range of things come into play” if he were to make his intentions regarding the election official and cited election law requirements that go into effect once a candidate officially declares their candidacy as another reason to wait on making a decision.

Candidates are required to register with the Federal Election Commission upon the formal declaration of their candidacy and are expected to adhere to the FEC’s regulations on campaign contributions.

Along with his advisors, Biden has refrained from making significant comments on the investigation being conducted by the FBI into the sensitive materials that were allegedly kept at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. During the course of the interview, he said that he had not requested a briefing on the subject in order to dispel any rumours that he was somehow involved in the investigation.

On the other hand, he stated how he felt when he saw the photos that the FBI had taken of the papers that were found in August.

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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