Maloney apologizes to ‘great’ Biden for predicting he won’t run at 24

She’s “Joe”, sorry.

After doubling down on Wednesday her belief that President Biden will not seek a second term in 2024, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) performed a full grovel less than 24 hours later.

“Mr. President, my apologies. I want you to run,” Maloney said on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday.

“I happen to think you’re not going to run, but if you run or if you run, I’ll be there 100%,” she continued.

“You deserve it. You are a great President and I thank you for everything you have done for my state and all states and all cities in America. Thank you Mr. President.”

Maloney made his first appearance during Tuesday night’s 12th District Democratic primary debate with Assemblyman Jerry Nadler and Attorney Suraj Patel.

“I don’t think he’s running for re-election,” Maloney said of the 79-year-old Biden.

Maloney stuck by her prediction in an interview with The Post a day later, saying it was her “personal opinion.”

MP Carolyn Maloney
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) reiterated that she would support President Biden if he seeks re-election, although she doesn’t think it’s likely he’ll run for a second term.

As Biden’s job approval ratings have tumbled in recent months, questions have been raised about whether he will get enough support from Democrats should he seek re-election.

A New York Times and Siena College poll released early last month found nearly two-thirds of Democratic voters (64%) want the party to choose another candidate, with a majority citing Biden’s age and professional accomplishment.

Meanwhile, a separate Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found that 71% of Americans didn’t want to see Biden run in 2024.

Unlike Maloney, several top congressional Democrats avoided speaking out on the issue before the midterms in November.

“I don’t know who’s going to run. If Joe Biden runs again and he’s the Democratic nominee, depending on who the Republican nominee is, we’ll just have to wait and see,” moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told Chris Cuomo in an interview that aired on NewsNation last Week.

“I’m not predicting anything or how I would support or not support or engage or not,” he added. “But I can tell you, whoever the president-elect is — Democrat, Republican, Independent — each of us should pray that he succeeds. I will do everything to make this person successful.”

President Joe Biden
President Biden believes a majority of Democratic voters would support him if he runs for a second term.
MP Carolyn Maloney
“You deserve it. You are a great President and I thank you for everything you have done for my state and all states and all cities in America,” Maloney said on CNN on Thursday, referring to President Biden’s possible re-election.

Biden has repeatedly insisted he intends to seek a second term unless he is ill.

“They want me to run,” Biden told reporters in response to the Times poll at the White House convention picnic last month. “Read the survey. Read the polls, Jack. You are all the same. This poll showed that if I ran, 92% of Democrats would vote for me.”

The president referenced data suggesting a segment of Democrats would support him in a rematch of the 2020 vote against Donald Trump.

“The president has been asked this question many times that he intends to run in 2024,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Monday.

“He plans to run in 2024,” she added, noting that “we’re still a long way from 2024.” Maloney apologizes to ‘great’ Biden for predicting he won’t run at 24


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