Michigan lawmakers said Sunday that Democrats need “new blood” in their top leadership.
The call was from Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who the Democrats are fighting to retain control of Congress in next month’s midterm elections.
“I’ve been very vocal throughout the Democratic Party, including in my own leadership in the House, in the House, the Senate, and the White House that we need a new generation, new blood, and an era,” NBC’s “Meet the Press”.
The 46-year-old congressman said he was one of the few Democrats not to vote for 82-year-old California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
“I said, ‘I think we need a new leader,'” Slotkin said, adding that he’d like to see a Midwestern ally in the leader “to reflect the middle of the country.”
But amid speculation about whether the 79-year-old Biden will run for re-election in 2024, she said she would support him if he ran again.
“If the sitting president of the United States decides to run, we will support him,” the lawmaker said.
Last month, Biden made headlines by suggesting he may not be running for re-election.
In an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which aired on September 18, he said, “It’s too early to make a decision like that.
“Like I said at the beginning, I’m going to run again. But that’s just the intention. But is it a firm decision for me to run again? We don’t know yet.”
Other Democrats emerging as presidential candidates are Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Vice President Kamala Harris, California Governor Gavin Newsom and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.