Blumenthal: Midterms Will Determine Biden 2024 Decision

Blumenthal: Midterms Will Determine Biden 2024 Decision

August 8, 2022

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said Democrat success in November’s midterm elections will determine whether President Joe Biden will be a candidate in 2024.

Asked if he thinks Biden is the best candidate in 2024, Blumenthal said, “I’m going to be very blunt and very honest with you. My focus is totally on this November because I am running for re-election. But also, I think this November’s gonna determine how successful President Biden is in the next two years and how strong he would be as a candidate. We need to elect more Democrat senators to assure he can appoint judges, he can achieve pro-choice legislation, he can continue the forward momentum of the economy, lower inflation. We are making tremendous progress. The Inflation Reduction Act is one example. The veterans burn pits legislation, which I helped to lead, very important.”

Told that his “non-answer is going to likely be perceived as an intentional dodge,” Blumenthal was then asked if he would support President Biden. He replied that he would.

“Do you want him to run?” the host persisted.

Blumenthal said, “If he decides he wants to run, and I think his decision will be determined by how November ends for the Democratic Party and for senators like myself who are running for re-election.”

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