Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to say whether she supports Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee, repeatedly saying that she will support him whatever he “decides.”

“Let’s just hold off. Whatever you’re thinking, either tell somebody privately, but you don’t have to put that out on the table until we see how we go this week,” Pelosi said during an appearance on Morning Joe today.

It’s up to the president to decide if he is going to run,” she added. “We’re all encouraging him to make that decision. Because time is running short.”

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When the host brought up the fact that Biden has already said he will be running, she again refused to say if she supports him. “I want him to do whatever he decides to do. And that’s the way it is. Whatever he decides, we go with,” she said. Many interpreted her words to signify that Biden has not fully decided if he will continue running.

After Pelosi’s interview, Rep. Pat Ryan (D-NY) became the latest Democratic politician to call for Biden to resign. Numerous other House Representatives have called for him to resign, as well as many left-of-center donors.

Hollywood actor George Clooney called for Biden to resign as well, saying he would be a “hero” if he let another person step forward as the Democratic nominee. This is a complete reversal of his position just weeks ago when he attended a high-profile fundraiser for the current president alongside former President Barack Obama and other Hollywood stars.

On Monday, Veteran political strategist James Carville called for a “mini primary” for Democratic candidates to make the case on why they should replace Joe Biden. Carville is envisioning a town hall event in each corner of the United States, facilitated by Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, in which the presidential hopefuls could win the approval of Democratic voters in a transparent way.


Shane Devine is a writer covering politics and business for VT and a regular guest on The Unusual Suspects. Follow Shane’s work here.

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