Hillary Clinton was aghast at being asked whether she would endorse President Joe Biden if he chooses to run for re-election in 2024 — or, at least, that’s what she wants you to believe.
NBC News Washington correspondent Yamiche Alcindor posed the question to Clinton at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee called it a “silly question,” insisting that she would endorse a sitting president running for reelection while noting that Biden won in a “huge landslide victory” in 2020.
“If he decides to run, he’s a sitting president,” Clinton said of Biden.
“Would you endorse him?” Alcindor asked.
“Look, I would endorse our sitting president — yes, of course,” she replied. “This is a silly question. So, let’s go with the person most likely to win. Joe Biden beat — in a huge landslide victory in the popular vote — Donald Trump. I think that says a lot.”
Alcindor noted that this was a “really interesting and fraught time” for Biden in a segment with MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell, adding that she had “snuck in a question” about whether or not Clinton was considering another run in 2024 — which would be her third White House bid.
“Andrea, she turned, she looked at me, kind of shook her head, smiled, and said ‘absolutely not,’” Alcindor said.
Betraying a familiarity that leads so many to doubt today’s media, Mitchell replied, “I can tell you, from covering her a long time in the campaign she’s not going to do that again.”
With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, there are voices calling for Clinton to step up.
“Democrats need a strong voice ready to fight to restore women’s rights, now that the Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade,” Juan Williams wrote in a piece published earlier this week by The Hill that slammed the “right-wingers on the Supreme Court.”
“There’s only one Hillary Clinton … Clinton is exactly the right person to put steel in the Democrats’ spine and bring attention to the reality that ‘Ultra-MAGA’ Republicans, as President Biden calls them, are tearing apart the nation,” he added.
The sentiment was echoed by those considered more conservative, as seen from a recent offering from John Ellis: “Now is her moment. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade creates the opening for Hillary Clinton to get out of stealth mode and start down the path toward declaring her candidacy for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination.”
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