+

Governor Maura Healey Urges Biden To Reconsider 2024 Presidential Run

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has publicly advised US President Joe Biden to consider stepping back from the 2024 presidential race in a statement on Friday, citing worries about his ability to defeat Donald Trump. Healey, who has supported Biden’s campaigns, stressed the importance of Biden assessing whether he remains the strongest candidate for winning the […]

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has publicly advised US President Joe Biden to consider stepping back from the 2024 presidential race in a statement on Friday, citing worries about his ability to defeat Donald Trump. Healey, who has supported Biden’s campaigns, stressed the importance of Biden assessing whether he remains the strongest candidate for winning the election. While acknowledging Biden’s past achievements, Healey pointed out recent challenges, including criticism of his debate performance.

Healey’s statement is significant as the first Democratic governor to openly suggest Biden might withdraw from the race. Despite Biden’s rejection of such suggestions and his commitment to continue campaigning, other Democratic figures, including lawmakers and party members, have expressed similar concerns privately.

There are a lot of concerns among congressional Democrats and donors about Biden’s campaign strength after the debate. Some are reportedly drafting letters urging Biden to step aside, while others suggest Vice President Kamala Harris take on a more prominent role.

Governor Healey’s cautious stance contrasts with many Democratic governors who have defended Biden post-debate. Her comments come as Biden tries to reassure supporters, including meeting with Democratic state leaders and addressing health concerns with a medical checkup before the campaign.

Biden’s upcoming interview after the debate is important. His performance there is seen as crucial for his campaign’s direction. It’s expected to impact Democratic confidence and planning, as internal debates continue about the party’s election chances and leadership.

Democratic divisions over Biden’s candidacy has been highlighted, reflecting wider doubts about his ability to effectively compete against Donald Trump in the next presidential election.

Tags:

Governor Maura HealeyTDGThe Daily GuardianU.S. President Joe Biden