Sanders will give 2024 'a tough look' if Biden doesn't run: adviser

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will possible take “a tough look” at launching a 3rd bid for the presidency if President Biden chooses to not run in 2024, a longtime adviser to the progressive senator mentioned on Thursday.

“I assume that he would give it a tough look,” Faiz Shakir informed CBS Information. “I don’t need to make a judgment for him. Clearly, it could be his option to make. However I assume that he would need to reevaluate it.”

Sanders beforehand sought the Democratic nomination in each 2016 and 2020. At present 81 years outdated, the senator is “very conscious that he’s older now,” Shakir added.

“He’d need to make an actual judgment about his personal vigor and his stamina and his want and starvation and keenness to do that a 3rd time,” Shakir mentioned. “But when it had been an open subject? Yeah, I’m assured he would take one other have a look at it.”

Whereas Biden has but to make a proper announcement, he and White Home aides have beforehand mentioned that he plans to run once more in 2024. On the Republican facet, former President Trump jumped into the race with an unusually early marketing campaign announcement final month, leaving open the opportunity of a rematch with Biden.