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Two Minnesota Democrats said they would not support President Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024 and seek “new leadership,” but declined to explain how they would fight the presidential re-election bid.
When Rep. Dean Phillips, Democrat of Minnesota, was asked at a recent town hall if he would support Biden for re-election, he answered bluntly “no.”
“A new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats will come forward and serve the country,” Phillips went on to explain.
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Fox News Digital asked Phillips what, if any, steps he would take to prevent Biden from becoming the Democratic nominee for the 2024 presidential election.
A spokesman for Phillips told Fox News Digital he “declined to comment further on this matter.”
Fellow Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig, a Democrat, was asked a similar question about Biden in 2024 and agreed with Phillips that the Democratic Party needs “a new generation of leadership.”
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In her response, Craig also said: “As a member of Congress, I will do everything in my power to ensure that we have a new generation of leadership.”
Fox News Digital also reached out to Craig seeking further explanation on how she plans to counter Biden’s 2024 campaign.
“Many Minnesotans, myself included, are ready to see a new generation of leaders within the Democratic Party, and I will do everything in my power to help these new leaders move up and down the ballot,” Rep. Angie Craig said in a statement. A statement was sent to Fox News Digital.
“I remain very proud of the bipartisan work we have done in Congress and with President Biden to reduce the cost of working families, protect women’s reproductive rights, and keep our communities safe, and I will continue to work with anyone that helps achieve results. people working with Minnesota’s Second District,” Craig continued.
Several Democratic representatives have been hesitant to back Biden for another run for office in recent weeks, as the president’s approval ratings have often been low.
The White House said Biden does plan to seek re-election, but the president has not announced any plans for 2024.
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Both representatives are seeking re-election in November’s midterm elections and are struggling to retain their seats as Democrats face political headwinds trying to maintain a slender congressional majority.