Despite the fact that Joe Biden is not at all governing like the ‘moderate’ he used to be when he was a U.S. senator, the far-left of his party still doesn’t believe he’s far-left enough.
That is evident by the fact that the so-called “progressives” in his party are increasingly refusing to publicly back him for reelection, the latest being Rep. Cori Bush, a left-wing extremist whose congressional district includes St. Louis.
Bush, a hypocrite who supports defunding police while spending nearly $400,000 in campaign funds on her own personal security, abruptly ended an interview on Monday when she was asked if she supported Biden’s 2024 reelection bid.
“I don’t want to answer that question,” she said several times in a clip posted to Twitter by Mark Maxwell, political editor of the local St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK.
“Do you want to see Joe Biden run for a second term?” Maxwell asked the Democratic lawmaker directly, leading one of the congresswoman’s aides to immediately interrupt, saying, “She’s got to go.”
“I … you know …” Bush waffled.
“It’s an easy question,” Maxwell pressed on. “You know, it’s not going to take long. Do you want to see Joe Biden run …”
“I don’t want to answer that question because we have not — that’s not — yeah, I don’t want to answer that question,” Bush repeated, shaking her head.
“Okay,” Maxwell replied.
“I mean, he’s the president, he has the right to run for a second term, absolutely,” Bush continued, adding, “But I don’t — I don’t wanna — I’d rather you not do that, answer the question.”
At that, the aide interrupted again, telling Bush she only had a couple minutes to get in her vehicle and get to another event.
“I gotta get to the other thing,” she said, effectively ending the interview.
Does Congresswoman Cori Bush want to see Joe Biden run for a second term?
An aide interjects.
“I don’t want to answer that question,” she says, adding, “He’s the President. He has the right to run for a second term.”
She had another event scheduled 20 mins later across town. pic.twitter.com/4FEpGP1jVK
— Mark Maxwell (@MarkMaxwellTV) July 25, 2022
Meanwhile, Missouri State Senator Steve Roberts, a Democrat, has mounted a primary challenge against Bush, accusing her of being too far to the left, and he exploited her refusal to directly answer the question.
“I support the president. Full stop,” Roberts said. “I’m curious to know who Rep. Bush intends on supporting.”
Last month, another far-left extremist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), refused to emphatically and unquestionably support Biden’s reelection bid.
“I just want to ask about President Biden. He is saying he’s going to run again in 2024. Will you support him?” CNN host Dana Bash asked during an interview with ‘AOC.’
“You know, if the president chooses to run again in 2024 — I mean, first of all, I’m focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022,” the representative said.
“So we will 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,” she said.
“That’s not a yes,” the host said.
“Yes, I think we should endorse when we get to it,” the representative said. “But I believe that the president has been doing a very good job so far. And should he run again, I think that — I think it’s — we will take a look at it. But, right now, we need to focus on winning a majority, instead of a presidential election,” she said.