Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri abruptly ended an interview with a St. Louis reporter Monday after being asked about a possible re-election bid by President Joe Biden.
“Do you want to see Joe Biden run for a second term?” a reporter asked Bush in a video posted by Mark Maxwell, political editor for KSDK News on Twitter. (RELATED: Former Dem Party Chair Pours Cold Water On A Biden 2024 Run)
“I don’t want to answer that question,” Bush said, “He’s the President. He has the right to run for a second term.”
Bush quickly ended the interview after the question.
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
Bush was not the only member of the group known as “The Squad” to duck the question of whether they would support a Biden re-election bid.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York dodged a similar question during a June CNN appearance.
“I mean first of all, I’m focused on winning the majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022, so we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN host Dana Bash. “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.”
Bush did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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