Hillary Clinton says she would support Biden if he runs in 2024

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told NBC News’ Yamiche Alcindor on Wednesday that she would support President Biden if he seeks re-election in 2024.

“I would support our sitting president, yes, of course,” Clinton said after an appearance at the Aspen Ideas Conference.

“I mean, that’s a dumb question,” she told Alcindor in the clip that aired Thursday on “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” “Let’s go with the person most likely to win. Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in a huge landslide victory in the popular vote. I think that says a lot.

Biden and White House aides have said the president intends to run in 2024, although Biden has yet to officially declare his candidacy. On Wednesday, Vice President Harris clarified earlier comments she had made to CNN saying Biden was definitely running to reflect Biden’s position.

But questions have swirled about whether Biden will ultimately mount a re-election bid, due to questions about his age and approval ratings.

Biden is the oldest president in US history and would be 82 at the start of a second term. His approval ratings have plummeted to around 40% in recent polls as inflation hit a 40-year high, creating a potentially brutal medium-term environment for Democrats.

During Clinton’s appearance at a panel in Aspen on Wednesday, which Alcindor also moderated, Clinton raised concerns about Trump’s continued false allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

“We need to recognize the very real threat that January 6 and the continued defense of the big lie poses to the legitimacy of our democracy, and whatever may come next with fake alternative voters or whatever strategy they try to deploy. “, she said. said.

Clinton, the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee, saw new vindication in her warnings about Trump’s election after three Trump-appointed judges voted on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade. There are questions about whether a third White House bid is possible for the former first lady, who lost a primary race to former President Obama in 2008.

She said electing more Democrats is the party’s best post-Roe strategy. “It’s about elections,” Clinton said. “I mean, people act like we have to do anything but talk about electing people who will stand up against this kind of regressive pushback.”

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