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Two Minnesota Democrats have said they will not endorse President Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024 and are seeking “new leadership,” but declined to explain exactly how they will fight the president’s re-election bid.
Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., was recently asked during a town hall whether he would support Biden in a re-election bid, he responded with a blunt “no.”
Phillips went on to explain that, “The country would be well served by a new generation of exciting, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats stepping up.”
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Fox News Digital asked Phillips what steps, if any, he would take to prevent Biden from being the Democratic nominee for president in 2024.
A representative for Phillips told Fox News Digital that he “declined further comment” on the matter.
His fellow Minnesotan, Democratic Rep. Angie Craig, was asked a similar question about Biden in 2024 and agreed with Phillips that the Democratic Party needs a “new generation of leadership.”
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Craig also said in her response, “I will do everything in my power as a member of Congress to make sure we have a new generation of leadership.”
Fox News Digital also reached out to Craig, seeking further clarification on exactly how she plans to fight Biden’s 2024 reelection bid.
“Many Minnesotans, including myself, are ready to see a new generation of leaders in the Democratic Party, and I will do everything in my power to help these new leaders up and down the ballot,” said Rep. Angie Craig in a statement sent. on Fox News Digital.
“I remain very proud of the bipartisan work we’ve done in Congress and with President Biden to lower costs for working families, protect women’s reproductive rights, and keep our communities safe, and I will continue to work with anyone who help get results for Minnesota’s Second District,” Craig continued.
In recent weeks, several Democratic representatives have been hesitant to support Biden in another bid, following the president’s regularly low approval ratings.
The White House has said Biden intends to seek re-election, but the president has yet to announce plans for 2024.
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Both representatives are seeking re-election in the November midterms and are fighting to hold on to their seats as Democrats face political headwinds trying to hold on to slim congressional majorities.