One Democrat lawmaker is claiming to have inside knowledge that former Vice President Joe Biden is going to run for president in 2020.
The Hill reports:
Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker
Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump.
“I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020.
In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce some campaign strategy ideas off the lawmaker and invited the lawmaker to sit down with him in person in the near future. Biden also said he hoped to have the lawmaker’s support, something the lawmaker did not commit to.
Biden responded that there was no harm if they keep talking, according to the lawmaker who spoke to The Hill on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the phone conversation.
Some high profile people on the far left are already saying they won’t support Biden.
FOX News reports:
Rosie O’Donnell says Biden is ‘too old’ to launch White House bid
Rosie O’Donnell is apparently not on board with a potential White House run from former Vice President Joe Biden.
The comedian – an avid longtime critic of President Trump – made her feelings clear in a tweet Tuesday that her opposition stems from the 76-year-old Democrat’s age.
“joe biden is too old to run for president,” she wrote. “period #NO2JOE”
Biden has not yet said whether he’ll be launching a campaign. But he did drop a hint on Tuesday that he’d likely make an announcement in the coming weeks.
Here’s Rosie’s tweet:
— ROSIE (@Rosie) March 12, 2019
That could be a big problem for Biden.