Two top House Democrats vying for New York’s 12th Congressional District Democratic nomination on Wednesday expressed full-throated support for President Joe Biden’s reelection as their party’s 2024 nominee.
Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) last week dodged a debate question on whether Biden should seek a second term in office. But during Tuesday’s debate hosted by PIX11 and Hunter College, both expressed confidence in another Biden run.
“I am supporting Joe Biden. He has announced that he is running,” Maloney declared.
Nadler, forced to run against Maloney in the newly redrawn congressional district, said Biden should “absolutely” run in 2024.
“He should be the Democratic nominee, and he should be reelected president,” Nadler said. “He’s done a magnificent job.”
While the White House and Biden himself have repeatedly said he intends to run, there has been no official campaign announcement.
“Mr. President, I apologize. I want you to run,” Maloney told CNN’s “New Day” Thursday. “I happen to think you won’t be running, but when you run or if you run, I will be there 100%.”
In the same interview, Maloney insisted she had her own reasons for believing Biden would step down after the end of his current term.
“That was just my own personal belief,” Maloney told CNN. “But I will…