WATCH: In A Rare Appearance, Kamala Harris Talks 2024

Written By BlabberBuzz | Friday, 10 November 2023 08:35
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In an unexpected statement from the White House, Vice President Kamala Harris expressed her confidence in the upcoming 2024 elections, while acknowledging the significant task ahead for her and President Biden to secure their reelection.

"It was a good night, and the president and I obviously have a lot of work to do to earn our reelection, but I’m confident we’re going to win," Harris stated.

The Vice President was addressing a small assembly of journalists near the West Wing, reflecting on the recent election results. The Democrats managed to seize control of both legislative chambers in Virginia, delivering a substantial setback to Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin.

In the traditionally Republican stronghold of Kentucky, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear secured his reelection. Meanwhile, in Ohio, voters greenlit constitutional amendments to safeguard abortion access and legalize marijuana.

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Harris underscored the potency of the abortion issue, a topic she has championed within the Biden administration, especially following the Supreme Court's June 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "As the American people made clear, they are prepared to stand for freedom and for the individual freedoms and the promise of freedom in America, and by extension it was a good night for democracy," Harris declared. "I think that if you look at, from the midterms to last night, from California to Kansas, Ohio to Virginia, the voters said, look, the government should not be telling women what to do with their bodies."

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Simultaneously, as Harris was making her remarks, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was conducting a press briefing nearby. Jean-Pierre admitted she was unaware of Harris's intention to speak.

The Biden administration interpreted Tuesday's results as an endorsement of their policies and a rejection of the Republicans' position on abortion. Biden's supporters were swift to interpret the results as a harbinger of the 2024 elections, despite a series of recent polls indicating Biden lagging behind former President Trump in a potential face-off. This is in addition to persistently low job approval ratings at the national level and in several crucial swing states.

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"We have always said that voting matters and polls do not," Jean-Pierre stated on Wednesday. "Our focus is going to remain [on] our work to grow the economy, lower costs for families and protect fundamental freedoms against dangerous agendas that are out of touch with the American people."

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