During an interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed that President Joe Biden “has been a great president” and should run for reelection in 2024.
As the midterm elections are coming to a close and Democrats are expected to retain a slim majority in the Senate and a slight minority in the House, Pelosi said that Biden should run again because “he has accomplished so much” and “has a great record.”
The 82-year-old House Speaker made the comments about Biden during an interview with host George Stephanopoulos.
Pelosi claimed that the president, who turns 80 next Sunday, “has been a great president for our country.”
“Over 10 million jobs under his leadership,” she continued. “Working with the private sector, of course. He has just done so many things that are so great.”
Pelosi went on to list Biden’s supposed accomplishments.
“He’s put money in people’s pockets, vaccines in their arms, children back to school, people back to work, for starters, creating 10 million jobs,” she said. “He has made America independent by passing the CHIPS bill that says we’re no longer reliant on those who would withhold products that enable us to manufacture in our country.
“The [Inflation Reduction Act]… $368 billion in good-paying green jobs, clean air, clean water for our children, national security issues to stop migrations and competition for habitat and food, as well as honoring our responsibility to future generations,” Pelosi added. “The PACT Act, honoring our veterans, the bipartisan infrastructure bill, all of it with justice, with equity, with inclusiveness, with diversity, taking us to a new place. He has been a great president and he has a great record to run on.”
.@gstephanopoulos: "Do you think President Biden should run again?"
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 13, 2022
Prior to the midterm elections, some experts argued that the outcome of the races would be a leading indicator of Biden’s prospects of reelection.
“If Biden can hold on to a Democratic Senate, then he’ll be in the catbird seat to run for re-election,” Rice University presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told the Washington Post on the eve of Election Day. “Now, if it’s a red wave and the Republicans win the Congress and Senate, there’s going to be a drumroll for Biden to not be the party’s nominee.”
Meanwhile, Biden has not officially decided whether he will run again, though he has stated that he has the “intention” to run for reelection. He tempered his assertion, saying, “My judgment of running when I announce, if I announce— my intention is that I run again, but I’m a great respecter of fate and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run, but we’re gonna have discussions about it.”
President Biden: "My intention is that I run again, but I'm a great respecter of fate. This is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run, but we're gonna have discussions about it. I don't feel any any hurry one way or another to make that judgment." pic.twitter.com/v4Trd1U2hV
— The Hill (@thehill) November 13, 2022