Joe Biden officially announces his run for the US presidential election with his vice president Kamala Harris
The US President, Joe Biden, announced his intention to run in the 2024 US presidential elections.
This came in a video released early Tuesday morning, in which Biden said that the battle for the soul of the nation isn’t yet complete, and said that his electoral battle would be against Republican extremism, arguing that he needed more time to fulfill his full pledge to restore what he called “The Character of the Nation”.
Biden said: “When I ran for president 4 years ago, I said we were in a battle for the soul of America, and we are still in the midst of that battle.
Biden said, “The question we face today is whether in the coming years we will have more freedom or less freedom… I know what I want the answer to be, and I think you do too… This is not the time for complacency, which is why I am running for re-election”.
His vice president, Kamala Harris, also announced her candidacy for the position of vice president, as Harris issued a statement describing the 2024 elections as a pivotal moment in American history.
“Over two years, we’ve made transformative investments to build a nation where everyone can be safe, healthy, able to find a good job, and retire with dignity,” she said.
The Vice President continued: “In response, extremists intensified their attacks on fundamental and foundational rights and freedoms… For example, they want to deny women the right to make decisions about their own bodies… They are attacking the sacred right to vote and trying to silence people’s voices, and they try to prevent commonsense reforms to save lives and keep Americans safe from gun violence”.