Rep. Clyburn says Biden will run for re-election, discouraging opponents

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Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), the deputy leader of the House Democrats and a key ally of the president, is confident that President Joe Biden will be elected for a second term in 2024, and he has disappointed all opponents.

“Yes, I am,” Clyburn said on the CBS News show. Robert Costa asked if he was confident that Biden would be re-elected.

Clyburn, who has led House Democrats for years, is in regular conversation with the president and is known to have helped Biden win his party’s primary in the 2020 presidential election. His endorsement of Biden in the primaries helped him cross the finish line after a string of losses in the state.

The South Carolina Democrat also said he had urged Biden to run for re-election “many times” and praised him for passing more progressive legislation than any president since Lyndon Baines Johnson.

“I’m all for President Biden,” Clyburn told CBS News.

US President Joe Biden hands Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) the pen he used to sign the Inflation Reduction Act with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) in the state kitchen. White House Commons, August 16, 2022, Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

He also said he doesn’t think he’ll be a primary challenger to Biden, discouraging any Democrats considering entering the race. He pointed to the then senator as an example. Edward M. Kennedy’s primary challenge to then-President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election cycle.

“History is very clear about what happens when you challenge a sitting president like that,” he said.

According to Breitbart News, Biden has not yet officially announced whether he will seek a second term in 2024. But he recently teased reporters while vacationing in the Virgin Islands with family members.

The The ceiling Biden recently announced his intention to run for re-election after a family vacation. After months of speculation, he used the time to talk with his family about making a move to run for the White House.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him jbliss@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.

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