Kamala Harris dances around questions about Democrats’ 2024 ticket

Kamala Harris is still dodging questions about whether she’ll be Joe Biden’s running mate again if he runs for another term as president in 2024.

The vice president insisted in an interview with NBC this week that the Biden administration isn’t thinking about future election cycles. “We are thinking about today,” Harris told Today host Craig Melvin in an interview that aired Thursday, according to Breitbart.

“That’s my focus”

The vice president had been asked directly whether the Democratic ticket for the White House would be the same next time around.

After a pause, Harris explained: “I mean, honestly, I know why you’re asking the question because this is the part of the punditry and the gossip around places like Washington, D.C. Let me just tell you something — we’re focused on the things in front of us.”

According to Breitbart, Harris was interrupted by Melvin, who pressed, “So, there have been no conversations about 2024?”

“The American people sent us here to do a job,” the VP reportedly replied, “and right now, there’s a lot of work to be done. And that’s my focus. Sincerely.”

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“High-class gossip”

During her appearance on Today, Harris was also asked for her thoughts on a recent New York Times op-ed floating the idea of a national unity ticket for 2024 that would feature President Biden alongside anti-Trump Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (WY). Another op-ed published by Wall Street Journal suggested Hillary Clinton remains the Democrats’ only “viable” candidate.

“It sounds like you’re at least familiar with some of the punditry. I don’t know that you’ve heard, there’s been some talk about a Biden–Cheney ticket, perhaps in 2024. Did you read that article?” Melvin asked Harris, according to Breitbart.

“No, I did not,” Harris said, shaking her head, “and I really could care less about the high-class gossip on these issues.”

Harris also avoided talking about the 2024 race back in December, when she insisted to the Wall Street Journal she hasn’t spoken with President Biden about it at all. “I will tell you this without any ambiguity: We do not talk about nor have we talked about re-election, because we haven’t completed our first year and we’re in the middle of a pandemic,” the VP claimed last month, according to the New York Post.

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