“I don’t want to answer that question because we have not—that’s not—yeah, I don’t want to answer that question,” she told KSDK.
When asked whether Biden should run again, Bush said, “I mean, he’s the president, he has the right to run for a second term, absolutely.”
But before Bush had the chance to say more, one of her aides ended the interview, saying, “She’s got to go.”
Bush is one of several congressional leftists who have expressed their dissatisfaction with Biden in recent months.
Fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-N.Y., similarly refused to say whether she’d back the president again in 2024, saying her team would “take a look” after the midterm elections.
“First of all, I’m focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022,” she told CNN’s Dana Bash last month. “So we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. But I think if the president has a vision, then that’s something certainly we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”
Bash pushed back, “That’s not a yes.”
“Yes, I think we should endorse when we get to it,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “But I believe that the president has been doing a very good job so far. And should he run again, I think that we will take a look at it.”
Bush is facing a primary challenge from a Democrat who does back Biden and regularly blasts “the Squad” for being out of touch with the public.
State Sen. Steve Roberts has argued Bush is too far to the left and doesn’t represent the majority of Democrats.
“I support the president. Full stop,” he said. “I’m curious to know who Rep. Bush intends on supporting.”