Congresswoman Cori Bush [MO-D] practically ran out of an interview when asked if she thought Joe Biden should run again in 2024. “I don’t want to answer that question,” she repeated several times while her aid continually tried to pull her out of there. T
A video clip from the interview was posted on Twitter by Mark Maxwell, political editor of the local St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK. Appears to show a very flustered congresswoman visibly fighting back her own opinion about Biden.
“Do you want to see Joe Biden run for a second term?” Maxwell asked Bush directly, after which one of the congresswoman’s aides immediately interrupted, saying, “She’s got to go.”
“I … you know …” Bush waffled.
“It’s an easy question,” Maxwell pressed. “You know, it’s not going to take long. Do you want to see Joe Biden run …”
“I don’t want to answer that question because we have not — that’s not — yeah, I don’t want to answer that question,” Bush repeated, shaking her head.
“Okay,” Maxwell replied.
“I mean, he’s the president, he has the right to run for a second term, absolutely,” Bush continued, adding, “But I don’t — I don’t wanna — I’d rather you not do that, answer the question.”
The aide interrupted again, reminding Bush that she had two minutes to get in the car to head to another event.
“I gotta get to the other thing,” she said, effectively ending the interview.
Since Biden insists on running we should point out that only 13 percent of American voters said the nation was on the right track — the lowest point in Times polling since the depths of the financial crisis more than a decade ago.
The backlash against Biden and the desire to move in a new direction was particularly acute among younger voters. In the survey, 94 percent of Democrats under the age of 30 said they would prefer a different presidential nominee. At this point, they would probably give failed candidate, Cory Booker, a shot.