Joe Biden has said he plans on running for president again, but he has a problem.
Kamala Harris is also gearing up for another run for the White House.
And this time, Harris is planning on throwing Biden under the bus in order to win.
Kamala Harris may be the most ambitious politician in America today.
Not only is she not content to merely serve as Joe Biden’s successor as the head of the Democratic Party, but she is now working to try and push Biden out of the way in preparation for her own campaign for president in 2024.
And Harris is already trying to assemble a team to intimidate Biden into backing down from a second run for office.
Now, Harris’s own presidential ambitions could put her on a collision course with the very man who helped to lift her up into the position she currently enjoys.
The Washington Times reports, “Vice President Kamala Harris departed Wednesday for a weeklong trip to the Indo-Pacific region, the latest move by the White House to burnish her image as the logical successor to President Biden if he won’t or can’t run in 2024.
“After a rocky start in office that included frequent staff turnover and her struggling in television interviews, Ms. Harris may have found her footing in recent months.”
It’s clear that Harris isn’t content simply with being vice president, or even having to wait until 2028 to run for president herself.
Instead, she wants to start assembling her own campaign now in order to position herself as the natural successor in case Biden chooses not to run again.
But the problem for Harris is that Biden has chosen to run again.
He has already publicly stated multiple times that he plans on running for reelection.
As a result, Harris’s actions look far more like a soft coup attempt against Biden than they do contingency plans in case he chooses not to run again.
But that hasn’t stopped Harris from moving forward with her plans.
“Ms. Harris won’t announce that she’ll be running for president while she and the world wait for Mr. Biden to decide if he’ll seek reelection. But she’s widely seen as among the top contenders for the Democratic primary if Mr. Biden decides to step aside,” adds the Washington Examiner.
“Mr. Biden says he intends to run for reelection in 2024, but won’t decide until early next year. His future remains cloudy amid low approval ratings, a birthday this month when he’ll turn 80 years old and some within his party suggesting he hang it up after one term.”
Harris’s problems don’t just lay with Biden’s own determination to run for a second term however.
She also has to contend with the fact that many Democrats do not want to see her succeed Biden as their party’s presidential nominee.
There are already a host of Democrat contenders for the position who are working to fight Harris for the nomination should it open up in either 2024 or 2028.
This leaves Harris’s path to the Oval Office as clouded as ever.