Rep. Angie Craig has joined the group of Democrats who are opposed to President Biden running for re-election to the White House.
When asked if Biden should run for president again in 2024, Craig, a Democrat from Minnesota who is seeking re-election in one of the most vulnerable House districts for Democrats in this year’s midterm elections, called for a new generation of Democratic leadership.
On Tuesday, Craig added, “I’m talking about Congress, and I’m talking about elsewhere on the ballot. I believe Dean Phillips and I are on the same page and in agreement about that, and as a member of Congress, I’m going to do everything in my power to ensure that we have a new generation of leadership.”
Craig was alluding to Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., who declared last Thursday that he would not support Biden seeking re-election during an interview on a radio show.
The choice made by Craig and Phillips to not back Biden is similar to that of other Democrats who appear unenthusiastic about the president’s likely run for re-election and others who are considering who may lead the party into the next presidential race.
A representative for the Young Democrats of America refused to say if the group wanted Biden to run for office again in an interview last month, but he did acknowledge that they would support him if he were to win the nomination.
Although the administration has insisted that Biden intends to seek for re-election, the expanding list of persons opposed to his candidacy raises concerns that his advanced age and low popularity among voters may be impeding his chances of being elected.
Just 40% of people, according to the most recent Fox News survey, think favorably of Biden’s work in office at the moment.