Faiz Shakir, a longtime adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders, told CBS News on Thursday that he believed Vermont lawmakers would seriously consider a bid for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination if President Joe Biden doesn’t run. Said there was
“I think he’s going to take a hard look at it,” Shaquille said. “I don’t want to make judgments for him. Obviously, it’s his choice. But he’ll want to re-evaluate it.”
Shaquille said Sanders, 81, is “fully aware that he’s getting older, and he’s not really feeling his vitality, his stamina, his desire for a third try, his hunger and his passion.” I am fully aware that I have to make a decision. Was it an open field? I have.”
Sanders sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020, urging Democrats to rally working voters and young people for what he called a political “revolution.”
Shaquille noted Biden’s repeated hints of running for re-election, and said that as an adviser to Sanders, he had not personally taken steps to prepare for a scenario in which Biden would not run. Stated.
“Personally, I believe President Biden at his word, and our trajectory, I believe him at his word that he takes it seriously, and I’m guessing he’s leaning towards Jesus. ‘, Shaquille told CBS News.
Earlier this week, Shaquille, who managed Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign and is a top Senator adviser, sparked controversy within the Democratic Party. Opinion article in The New York Times By making the South Carolina primary the first voting contest in the race, I will oppose pressure from Biden and his supporters to revamp the 2024 primary calendar.