The effort by second gentleman Doug Emhoff to box out Harris’s potential future rivals “causes eye-rolling” inside the White House and comes as some officials question the vice president’s prospects going into 2024, Politico reported Tuesday.
While West Wing officials “believe Harris is on stronger footing now than she was in her first year [they] remain skeptical about her viability in 2024,” the outlet said.
While Biden has said he intends to seek reelection, some Democratic Party lawmakers have begun calling for a new generation of leadership. The outcome of the midterm elections could also speed calls for Biden to step aside.
The president, who is 79 years old, would be 86 by the time he completes his tenure if he secures reelection in the next presidential race.