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Politics Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney said 'off the record' that Biden is not running for re-election in 2024: report

23:30  13 august  2022
23:30  13 august  2022 Source:   businessinsider.com

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A leading House Democrat told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday that President Joe Biden is not running for re-election in 2024 — appearing to give an "off the record" remark to the publication.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney and President Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images © Provided by Business Insider Rep. Carolyn Maloney and President Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, who is running for re-election in the city's 12th Congressional district, was asked by The Editorial Board about whether Biden should seek re-election.

"Off the record, he's not running again," Maloney, the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said during the interview, which was conducted on August 1.

"Not off the record. On the record," Times reporter Jyoti Thottam said.

"On the record?" Maloney responded. "No, he should not run again."

A spokesperson for Maloney did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Saturday.

Earlier this month, Maloney said during a debate that she didn't think Biden would run again in 2024.

"I don't believe he's running for reelection," the congresswoman said at the time.

However, she walked back her statement shortly after the debate.

"I will absolutely support President Biden, if he decides to run for re-election," Maloney tweeted. "Biden's leadership securing historic investments for healthcare, climate & economic justice prove once again why he is the strong and effective leader we need right now."

Nader during the same debate deflected the question about Biden's future.

"Too early to say," he said at the time. "Doesn't serve the purpose of the Democratic Party to, to deal with that until after the midterms."

Maloney is on the Democratic primary ballot for New York's 12th Congressional District, where she is facing off against Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, and Suraj Patel, an attorney who narrowly lost to Maloney in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Nadler served the city's 10th congressional district, but redrawn congressional maps have pitted Nadler against Maloney.

Nadler has served in the House since November 1992, while Maloney joined weeks later in January 1993.

This story has been updated.

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