Vice President Kamala Harris laughed about whether she would run with President Joe Biden if he seeks a second term.
CBS News reporter Robert Costa asked Harris to share a message for those on Capitol Hill who speculate that Biden will not run for re-election in 2024. His response was brief and included a qualification that the vice president seemed to return previously.
“Listen to President Biden. He intends to run,” Harris said during a Confront the Nation interview aired on Sunday. “And if he does, I intend to run with him,” she continued before laughing.
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“So there you have it,” Harris added.
Harris made headlines in late June, when asked on Air Force Two if Biden was definitely running, as he said he planned to. “The president intends to run, and if he does, I’ll be his running mate. We’ll run together,” Harris told reporters.
She quickly clarified to CNN that “Joe Biden is up for re-election, and I’ll be his ticket mate. Full stop. That’s it.”
There are “whispers” among the Democrats who are increasingly worried about Biden’s leadership as his poll numbers plummet and more concerns are raised about his age. Biden, 79, is already the oldest man to ever serve as president.
Costa went on to ask Harris whether former President Donald Trump running for the White House in 2024 makes it more likely that Biden will also run.
His response: “He’s done it before. So I – you know, listen, honestly, right now, let’s focus on what we’re dealing with right now, because I know that’s how the president is focusing. He’s focusing on everything that we’ve been discussing from lowering the cost of gas, to managing — to see through what we need to do to fix the roads and bridges in America, in us focusing on what we have continued to do under his leadership, which is to improve and strengthen the relationship that the United States has with the world. You know, I’ve traveled the world as vice president, where , you know, I’ve been to Europe now, I think at least three times in connection with a number of issues, including Ukraine, and these leaders, foreign leaders, will come to me, and I think I I’ve had nearly three dozen meetings. And the first thing they say is, “Thank you, and thank you to the chair. nt Biden for what he did to restore America.” role of leadership and partnership on the globe.'”
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Costa tried once more, asking, “So all the signs point to yes?”
Harris replied, “All signs point to good work happening but there is still work to be done.”