Though reigning POTUS Joe Biden has yet to formally announce whether he’ll throw his hat in the ring for re-election come 2024, it seems he’s already made one major decision surrounding his theoretical campaign — dropping Vice President Kamala Harris off of his ticket.
Pinning his domestic policy shortcomings and historically mediocre poll performances on his reigning Veep, 46 is purportedly ready to give Harris the axe, claiming she “doesn't seem to have the right stuff,” per one insider close with the Commander-in-Chief.
"Joe's also looking ahead," spilled the source, noting that "if he wins the next election cycle, his running mate will be the front-runner in 2028.”
Part of Biden’s decision stems from her performance in office, including Harris' role in the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act’s Senate failure and her approach to the U.S.-Mexico border crisis.
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"Joe gave her responsibility over these hot-button issues, and she's done nothing but make a hash out of them," they continued. "Combine that with the reports of her overseeing a toxic work environment in her office. The writing was on the wall — she had to go."
As such, Biden, 80, has been contemplating which high-power Democrat should replace Harris, 58, as a contender for Madame Vice President during the upcoming election cycle. In fact, the former Delaware Senator is said to already be eyeing a few past First Ladies for the highly-coveted role.
"Joe's no fool," a second Democratic party insider exclusively spilled to Radar. "He knows if he can add someone like Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama to the ticket instead of Kamala, his chances immediately improve against any Republican nominee."
These electoral revelations come amid whispers that tensions were high between the political duo in the early days of their administration, Biden even dubbing Harris "a work in progress” after taking office, per political writer Chris Whipple.
“Biden was annoyed,” Whipple claimed. “He hadn’t asked Harris to do anything he hadn’t done as vice president — and she’d begged him for the voting rights assignment.”