Van Jones Says Dems Will be Running Kamala ‘One Way or The Other’

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Van Jones, a political analyst for CNN, implied on Sunday that Democrats are getting ready to field Vice President Harris for the presidency, regardless of President Biden’s formal standing.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Jones underlined the significance of the rift inside the Democratic Party in light of Biden’s dismal performance in last month’s debate against former President Trump, claiming it had moved the party “in a negative direction.”

“[Biden’s] still in the race and he’s doing what he’s supposed to do. I’m glad to see him out there. I’m glad he’s doing interviews. I’m glad he’s doing all those things. The challenge is that the numbers are not encouraging, and the party is no longer united,” Jones remarked.

“I think people are hoping that [Biden] will recognize we’re running Kamala Harris for president right now. That’s who we’re running,” he continued.

Jones claimed that Harris’s ability to present a strong argument to the American people is being hindered by the president’s insistence on continuing in the 2024 contest, citing the growing number of House Democrats who had called for Biden to withdraw over the course of the weekend.

After Biden’s June 27 debate performance, which Jones referred to as “painful,” Jones has been one of the most outspoken Democrats calling for change at the top of the ticket.

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