The Democratic National Committee and the White House continue to grow frustrated at the conflict between the two groups.
“People are super frustrated in the trenches around what’s happening with the DNC and the White House’s control of it,” a DNC member told the Hill, speaking “on the condition of anonymity to candidly discuss the internal dynamics at play.”
President Joe Biden continues to move forward with plans to run for reelection in 2024. However, already at 78 and concerns about his ability to lead another four years, some Democrats are looking for other options.
The efforts also appear at odds with other reports. For example, a USA Today headline in March asked, “There’s zero chance Joe Biden will run in 2024. Why didn’t he dodge the question?”
Others have expected Vice President Kamala Harris to pursue the party’s nomination in 2024. However, her performance through the first seven months of Biden’s term has led to second guessing among party insiders.
Some Democrats are also concerned about a defeat regardless of whether Biden or Harris run. The polls headed toward the 2022 midterm elections show conservative momentum that will likely give Republicans power in the House and possibly the Senate.
If so, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be out of leadership and much of the left’s radical agenda would remain in gridlock for the last two years of Biden’s term. The concern would leave Biden or Harris vulnerable to any Republican candidate.
The news comes as speculation continues to build regarding a run by former President Donald Trump to return to the White House in 2024. The situation could lead to a new battle among familiar faces that would lead to a wild struggle for victory in the next election.