US Vice President Kamala Harris, widely believed to have been going through a politically difficult period, said she and Joe Biden have not discussed the 2024 election or whether the president will run for a second term.
Washington is abuzz with rumors of Harris and Biden’s relationship, with many commentators speculating that Harris may not be in the running for the White House if Biden chooses not to stand again.
“I’ll tell you this without any ambiguity: we’re not talking about re-election and haven’t talked about it, because we haven’t completed our freshman year and we’re in the middle of a pandemic,” Ms Harris told The Wall. Street Journal in an interview published Thursday.
When asked about the possibility of Biden, 79, running again, Ms Harris said: “I’m not thinking about it, and we haven’t talked about it.”
History-making Kamala Harris — the first woman and first black and Asian-American person ever to be sworn in as vice president — initially appeared to be the heir apparent.
But her halo has been dispelled by the negative press alleging staff dysfunction, doubts about her position in the government and frustrations over thorny tasks such as minority access to vote and the migration crisis on the southern border.
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