Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has officially said that she would support President Biden’s reelection bid but has not said whether she would be as supportive if Vice President Harris remained on the ticket. She added that it would be up to Biden and his team to decide on the best course of action.
In an interview on Friday with the Boston-based NPR affiliate WGBH, Warren said that Biden should seek reelection, especially considering all the work he has done while in the White House. This is despite the fact that the Democrats had previously held narrow majorities in both the Senate and the House, before November when the House was flipped by the GOP after the midterm elections.
As examples of all the work that Biden has done, she spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act, a $740 billion climate, health care, and tax package, and the CHIPS and Science Act, which would provide funding for domestic semiconductor manufacturing.
However, Warren has also said that Biden should choose a running mate he is “comfortable” with, adding that so far he appears to be on a team with Harris.
Biden has not yet announced his reelection campaign, even though his team has repeatedly said that the President is fully expecting to run in 2024. Currently, it is speculated that an official announcement will come next month from the President. Biden will also need to choose whether or not Harris would remain his running mate during his reelection campaign. It is rare for a President to change their running mate for their second term, but not unheard of.