Democrats Give Major Support To Biden

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House Democrats are quickly expressing their support for President Biden ahead of his expected announcement of his 2024 reelection campaign launch.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2020 Democratic primary, said on Thursday that she was hoping Biden would make his announcement for 2024 sooner. He added that while Biden had not been originally her first choice in the Democratic primary in 2020, as President he and his administration have formed a “strong partnership” with the CPC.

Biden has repeatedly reiterated that he would be seeking reelection but he has not yet launched his presidential campaign for 2024. First Lady Jill Biden in a recent interview with the Associated Press said that the only thing left is for Biden to decide on a time and place for the announcement.

President Biden during a talk with House Democrats at the issues conference stated that there was still a lot of work that they needed to complete and that they had “unfinished business.”

This sentiment is shared by many House Democrats who think that with the legislative wins that Biden has had he should continue his work for another four years. The concerns over his age and poll numbers are also largely ignored.

Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), the No. 3 House Democrat, during a Punchbowl News event in Baltimore on Thursday, said that he believed Biden is the “strongest candidate” for the Democratic party and that if he runs “he will win.” Aguilar, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, also touted Biden’s successes with the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, and the gun safety legislation. He added that Biden has repeatedly been able to deliver legislative victories for the Democrats.