Will Kamala Harris also run for President Joe Biden’s re-election?
US President Joe Biden said he wants to run for re-election “to finish the job” and promised to protect American freedoms from “extremists” linked to former president Donald Trump, whom he beat in 2020 and might run against again in 2024.
Biden, who is 80 years old, announced his candidacy in a video released on Tuesday. In the video, he framed the 2016 race as a fight against Republican extremism and implied that “he needed more time to fully fulfill his promise to restore the nation’s character.”
Biden will run for president again in 2024 with Vice President Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris was a big part of Biden’s campaign video.
The campaign announcement comes four years after the president began his first successful campaign for president on April 25, 2019.
In a video, the Democratic candidate for president said, “When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a fight for the soul of America. And we are still.”
“Freedom. Personal freedom is a big part of what makes us Americans who we are. Nothing else is more important. Biden said in the video, “There is nothing more holy.”
“The question is whether we will have more or less freedom in the years to come. More rights or fewer rights,” Biden said in a voiceover while pictures of the Capitol Hill incident and people protesting over abortion rights were shown.
“I know what answer I want, and I think you do too. Now is not the time to be lazy. He said, “That’s why I’m running for office again.”
The doubts about his rematch with his rival, former president Donald Trump, who is facing more than 34 criminal charges, have been put to rest by his official statement.