Democrat House majority leader Steny Hoyer (D-NY) refused to commit to endorsing a 2024 re-election campaign from sitting President Joe Biden during an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto this week.
“Let me ask you this, do you think, as some in your party are saying, [Biden] should run again, he’s open to running again, he’s not too old to run again?” Cavuto asked.
“Neil, I-I-I’m not gonna go there,” Hoyer, 83, replied. “You’re asking about problems today, this is about today. There’s an inflation problem – ”
Cavuto interjected, “Well, six out of 10 Democrats don’t think the President’s up to dealing with this today.”
Hoyer pleaded with Cavuto to stop interrupting him and refused to engage further with the Biden line of questioning.
WATCH: Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer REFUSES to say if Biden should run in 2024.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) refused to commit to endorse President Joe Biden if he seeks reelection in 2024, going so far as to laugh outright at the prospect during an interview with CNN in June.
“I’m focused on winning this [House] majority right now and preserving a majority this year and 2022, so we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But I think if the president has a vision, that’s something, certainly, we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”
“That’s not a yes [on endorsing Biden],” CNN’s Dana Bash pointed out.
“I think we should endorse when we get to it, but I believe that the president has been doing a very good job so far,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “Should he run again, I think it’s — we’ll take a look at it.”
Ocasio-Cortez then laughed awkwardly, stating “Right now we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election.”