Take a Look at What Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Won’t Talk About – Watch
Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was interviewed on a podcast on Thursday. He was asked simple questions, but he came up short on any answer at all.
Whitehouse was asked whether President Joe Biden should run for a second term on the Rhode Island Report podcast.
That’s not a trick question, and it’s certainly not even a curve ball.
Whitehouse was on the topic of elections because they were talking about the upcoming midterms.
So it seemed logical that the Democratic senator is asked about his party’s number one man.
“I think it’s gonna be something to watch as we got through this election,” Whitehouse said. “Obviously Biden is not on the ballot. He doesn’t need to make a decision now about 2024.”
“But I do think that from now through November is a really important period for the Biden administration to set the mark for how they’re going to campaign for 2024 and to establish the narrative.”
The person asking the question felt like the simple question was dodged by the senator, so they further pressured Whitehouse to answer. That’s when he said, “I’m gonna duck the question if you don’t mind,” Whitehouse laughed. “We don’t have any candidates yet for 2024, and I’m not picking amongst them.”
He’s not alone, Democratic Missouri Rep. Cori Bush was similarly unable to answer the simple question about Biden’s potential run during a July interview with KSDK.
Bush said she didn’t “want to answer” whether Biden should run.
“He’s the president. He has the right to run for a second term.”
And Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin entered the same silent fray as well. He got into a shouting match on MSNBC when he remained silent on answering whether he’d support Biden running for re-election.
“I’m not going to talk about it,” Manchin said when asked about a potential Biden run in 2024.
They are lining up without an answer. The same story could be told about New York Democratic representatives Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney who also skirted the issue during a primary debate.
Q: "Do you think [Biden] should run again?"
Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: "I'm going to duck that question." pic.twitter.com/eRCekJ1FHP
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