In a recent interview, Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsom reaffirmed his backing for President Joe Biden, firmly rejecting speculations surrounding the possibility of his presidential candidacy in the 2024 election.
“President Biden is going to run, and I’m looking forward to him getting reelected.” Newsom told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd in an interview clip released earlier this month, Politico reported.
NewsNation’s “CUOMO” anchor Chris Cuomo recently queried Gov. Newsom about his rationale for refraining from embarking on a presidential campaign.
“Because I believe in this guy,” Newsom said of Biden.
“You think Joe Biden is the best the Democrats can do?” Cuomo pushed.
“His character, his decency, and his capacity to do great things. That’s why. I’m not worthy of that conversation. This guy deserves it. And we, as members of the party, deserve to have his back,” Newsom said.
While the California governor has garnered consideration as a prospective presidential contender, there is a perception among some that he may emerge as a potential candidate in the 2028 election. Nonetheless, he has consistently rebuffed conjecture suggesting that he might mount a challenge against President Biden for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2024.
In recent interviews, Gov. Newsom has voiced his support for the Biden-Harris reelection campaign.
During a weekend appearance on CNN, he defended President Biden against concerns regarding his age. He affirmed Vice President Harris as the unequivocal and fitting choice for running mate, countering suggestions within the party that she should be replaced on the 2024 ticket, as reported by The Hill.
During his appearance on “CUOMO,” Newsom said, “This guy is producing those results every single day with all that heat coming in, all that, you know, just the smash-mouth, surround sound, anger industry that’s been built around this guy, 24/7, defining the terms of opposition, 24/7, disciplined and focused. He’s producing these results.”
Jim Thomas ✉
Jim Thomas is a writer based in Indiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a law degree from U.I.C. Law School, and has practiced law for more than 20 years.
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