(Washington) US President Joe Biden, who will turn 80 in November, said Friday that he “intends” to run for another term in 2024, but he hasn’t made the official decision yet.
Updated yesterday at 9:34 PM.
Asked about the matter on MSNBC, the Democrat said if he didn’t decide right away, it was because once the ad was released, “a whole series of rules were triggered” and “I must act as a candidate.”
“I have not made the decision officially yet, but that is my intention. It is my intention to run again and we have time to make that decision.”
When asked if his wife, Jill Biden, was in favor of him entering the race again, he hinted that she was.
“My wife thinks we’re doing something very important and I shouldn’t stray from it,” he said after his hiatus.
Mr. Biden had already indicated his “intent” to run again in September, while remaining evasive.
Joe Biden, the oldest elected president of the United States ever, will celebrate his 80th birthday on November 20. He would be 82 at the start of a possible second term and 86 at the end.
His age regularly raises speculation about the fact of a new candidacy.
Biden and his party are preparing to pass the November 8 midterm parliamentary election test, a traditionally tough test for an incumbent president.
Among the Republican candidates for this election, he is running several campaigns by continuing to assert that the 2020 presidential election that Joe Biden won was “stolen” from his predecessor, Donald Trump. The latter is more and more condoning the idea of representing himself in 2024.
The “logic” of Donald Trump
In addition, Joe Biden said it would “make sense” for Donald Trump to comply with a subpoena to appear before the commission investigating the assault on the Capitol.
“I’m not going to give my opinion on what he should do,” the Democrat said in an MSNBC interview.
But he added, “It seems to me that it would make sense” for him to comply, stressing that the parliamentary committee had managed the case “very well”.
In a “historic” gesture, this committee cited former President Trump on Friday for appearing “on or around November 14.”
On January 6, 2021, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters, convinced of his allegations of “electoral fraud,” sowed chaos in the temple of American democracy, when elected officials endorsed Joe Biden’s victory.
The Republican, who urged his supporters to “fight like devils,” was immediately the subject of an impeachment trial in Congress, but was acquitted thanks to senators from his party.
But this did not end the case: in its final report, the commission could recommend indicting him. The decision is ultimately up to Attorney General Merrick Garland.