New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu suggested President Joe Biden could step down from the 2024 presidential election due to poor health.
Sununu, while speaking on Fox News Channel’s “Your World” on Tuesday, said he believes there is a more than 50% chance that Biden will not be the final Democratic Nominee come 2024.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu doesn't think that Biden will be the Democrat Party nominee in 2024. pic.twitter.com/Tr3DThjlhV
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“Look, I’m not saying it’s definitely going to happen, but I think there’s a greater than 50% chance he is not on the ballot come November of ’24,” Sununu said. “You will see two things happen. Either he’s going to go through the primary process effectively unchallenged. A year from now he’s going to collect all the delegates. His health will not be good. He can always use that as a reason to step out and basically tell all of his delegates to go for somebody else and kind of be the king-maker. It wouldn’t be unheard of for the Democrats to try to manipulate their convention that way, they’ve done that before. And the other opportunity is someone comes in this fall.”
Sununu suggested that Biden’s replacement might be someone well-known but not a politician. The New Hampshire governor, however, ruled out Democrat governors as a replacement for Biden.
“I don’t think Democratic governors will do it this fall,” Sununu added. “They are probably looking to be coordinated by Jill and Joe Biden next summer. I am predicting probably at least one if not two people still in this fall.”
Many reports have been circulating that California Republican Governor Gavin Newsom might run for president.
Newsom Nearing Closer To 2024 Presidential Run With SuperPAC Fundraising. Is he going to run? I believe he’s Joe’s replacement in the next election. I do not think Joe will be the candidate. DC hates RFK Jr. https://t.co/oPULmeeqQW
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Even though Newsom has refused to confirm his interest in the position, Douglas Schoen — an adviser to President Bill Clinton— believes the California governor wants to run.
“The governor’s intentions are easily discernible, despite his claims to the contrary,” Schoen wrote SAID. “Newsom has insisted that he has no interest in seeking the presidency, but we shouldn’t assign much weight to these claims,” he wrote. “Actions speak louder than words, and Newsom’s actions strongly suggest that he is trying to put himself on the radar of Democratic donors and elites if, for whatever reason, Biden does not seek a second term.”
Vice President Kamala Harris is also expected to join the race if Biden decides not to seek reelection in 2024.