In an article from Fox News, former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) provided five compelling reasons as to why President Joe Biden will not be running for re-election in 2024. Chaffetz starts off by highlighting one of Biden’s own puzzling statements while visiting the Grand Canyon: “I hibernated in a while – all, you know, in Iowa for a while.” Chaffetz humorously suggests that this statement accurately describes Biden’s 2024 campaign, comparing it to a bear hibernating for the winter.
Former House Member: Not Only Is Joe Biden Not Running in 2024, But Neither Is Kamala Harris https://t.co/JWsNrO1VwE
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 23, 2023
Chaffetz goes on to debunk the notion that Vice President Kamala Harris would be Biden’s successor. He notes Harris’ lack of visibility and her minimal accomplishments. Despite being tasked with addressing the immigration and human trafficking crisis, Harris has been noticeably absent in finding any solutions. Chaffetz humorously questions whether she can even spell “AI” as she supposedly tackles the issue of artificial intelligence.
On Mon., the Biden campaign sent out a press release trying to promote VP Harris via a profile in POLITICO. The same day, @jasoninthehouse’s op-ed pointing to reasons neither Biden nor Harris are running was published by. Both were in @RealClearNews’ AM edition that day. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/aKOXscFPJN
— Rebecca Downs (@RebeccaRoseGold) August 23, 2023
The article also mentions Harris’ unpopularity, with poll numbers showing her to be the least popular vice president since NBC News started polling. Chaffetz criticizes her tendency to make gaffes, including her unforgettable cackling laugh. He dismisses Harris’ claims of favorable polls, implying that they are delusional.
While Chaffetz discusses the lack of visibility surrounding Harris, the Biden campaign released a press release promoting a POLITICO profile of the vice president. However, the press release conveniently leaves out the negative aspects of the profile, which highlight Harris’ stilted performances and the question of whether she will be a burden on the Democratic ticket in 2024.
Chaffetz also brings attention to Harris’ failure to address the crisis at the southern border, during which she was tasked with handling immigration and human trafficking. This omission is notable considering the negative impact it has had on the administration’s approval ratings. Chaffetz suggests that Biden’s presidency is in trouble due to a variety of reasons, including his “skeleton crew” of staffers, his vacation habits, and his lack of action on issues such as Hunter Biden’s scandals.
Although Chaffetz does not speculate on potential alternatives to Biden, there is chatter about other contenders such as Governor Gavin Newsom of California and Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota. The possibility of a primary challenger for Biden is also raised, with Phillips even considering entering the race himself. Only time will tell how the 2024 presidential election will unfold.