Former Biden White House official, Cedric Richmond, confirmed the President would be seeking re-election in 2024.
In an appearance on NBC earlier in the week, Richmond explained, “[President Joe Biden] is running and we’re building an infrastructure for him to run and win.”
He continued, “Right now, it’s all an early investment in 2024 while we’re helping 2022.”
Richmond, currently a senior adviser for the Democratic National Committee, is also a former Congressman and was the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement in the Biden Administration until May of this year.
The senior adviser’s comments Amid a flurry of questions about Biden’s capacity to run again based on his age. Many have referenced his age when wondering if the President would seek re-election.
When on the campaign trail in 2019, reports surfaced boosted by confirmation by aides that Biden would only be seeking one term.
However, in recent months that tune has shifted. Despite many Democrats whispering about whether Biden should run again in 2024, the White House has insisted the oldest Commander in Chief, who turns 80 in November, will run again.
In June, Biden also revealed he wouldn’t be disappointed if he and Trump had a rematch in 2024.
Besides his age, Biden’s polls are also a handicap he’d have to overcome. Biden seems to be paying attention to his polling, as it recently received a significant boost following a string of legislative victories, including $10,000 in student loan forgiveness. Biden also signed a toned-down version of his signature Build Back Better bill, in the Inflation Reduction Act.