President Joe Biden has full faith in his colleague, Vice President Kamala Harris, who is of Indian descent. “If I run again in the 2024 presidential election, Harris will join me in the race,” he said at a press conference marking the end of his first year in office.
Harris had previously stated in mid-December that he and Biden had not yet considered the 2024 election. There are rumours that if Biden does not run for re-election, the vice president will not run as well.
Vice President Harris was asked by the Wall Street Journal whether 79-year-old Biden would run for re-election. ‘I haven’t thought about it yet, and I haven’t spoken to Biden about it,’ he responded. Harris is the first black woman and the first Asian-American woman to serve as Vice President of the United States.
Harris’s public image was harmed.
Harris was initially seen as Biden’s successor, but his negative image and perceived laxity in the press, as well as doubts about his importance in the administration, arose later. Harris’s image was also tainted by his frustration with dealing with complex issues like minority voting rights and the migrant crisis at the US southern border.
Biden defends himself.
President Biden has come out in support of Harris. ‘I’ve put him in charge of the minorities’ voting rights issue,’ he said. I believe she is doing an excellent job. President Biden is putting pressure on Congress to pass two key bills. One is to expand voting rights, while the other is to make it more difficult for states to change election laws and protect election officials from improper influence.
Democrats and voting rights activists oppose Republican efforts to limit voting rights for African-Americans and Latinos. This is why they are pushing for changes to voting rights.