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Pelosi dodges question about Biden’s re-election bid

The top Democrat insisted she wouldn’t get into ‘politics’ when asked if Joe Biden should make another run for the White House

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to comment on whether President Joe Biden should run for a second term in 2024, after the Commander-in-Chief was evasive on the issue in a recent interview .

The California Democrat was asked about Biden’s re-election prospects at a press conference Thursday, with a reporter noting the president “has not pledged to run for re-election” when he last met with CBS’ “60 Minutes” this weekend.

“President Biden is the President of the United States. He has done a great service to our country; he beat Donald Trump. Let’s not forget that,” she replied, adding “If you care about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the education of our children, jobs for our – our uh, their families, pensions for their elders, any topic you can name” before lingering.

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“I don’t go into politics to find out whether the president should run or not,” Pelosi continued, continuing to answer more questions.

Pressed by ’60 Minutes’ on whether he plans to run in the 2024 race, Biden said he has yet to make a “firm decision,” instead of saying that, for now, “It’s just an intention.” He went on to outline various legal requirements for candidates who officially announced a campaign, suggesting that it was “much too soon” to start this process.

Pelosi — who has served as Speaker of the House since 2019 and held the same position between 2007 and 2011 — would consider the role of ambassador to Italy if Democrats lose control of Congress after the midterm elections, sources quoted by FoxNews. Biden delayed the post due to interest from Pelosi, the sources said, although the speaker has so far not confirmed the rumours.

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