Joe Biden has already announced his re-election campaign. But he might not be the only member of the Left vying for the Oval Office.
And a major Democrat just issued a presidential announcement that shook Biden to his core.
The 2024 election has already experienced quite a few twists and turns.
From candidates already dropping out, to rumors of possible Democrat challengers to President Joe Biden, election season is in full swing.
And that’s certainly the case after what Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) announced during a recent visit to Israel.
Newsom made the excursion to talk with Israeli leaders about a possible ceasefire between them and Hamas.
“I wish I was president of the United States,” the California governor said to reporters.
“I could start doing all those things.”
Newsom clarified that he was joking, but based off his past actions, his comments seem very believable.
It’s been rumored that he might challenge Biden in a Democrat primary in 2024. Although Newsom has been on several fundraising and campaigning trips for the current president.
He’s also started a heated rivalry with Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis. The two are even slated to debate each other, which will be moderated by Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Even DeSantis knows this debate could be a potential introduction to Gavin Newsom as the Democrat’s replacement for Joe Biden.
In Iowa, Ron DeSantis says Democrats may try and run Kamala Harris or Gavin Newsom for president in 2024 and defends his decision to debate Newsom in late November, saying it will highlight the better model for the direction of America.pic.twitter.com/as7nYxQ4us
— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) October 22, 2023
So even if Newsom doesn’t throw his hat in the ring for 2024, it’s widely accepted that he likely will attempt a presidential run in 2028 or some time after that.
And foreign visits like the one he made to Israel certainly show that he’s trying to make a name for himself outside of the Golden State.
“I listened to the grief and terror in a mother’s voice as she spoke about her son – a Californian right now being held hostage in Gaza – whose arm was blown off by a terrorist’s grenade,” Newsom said of his visit to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel.
“I hugged a girl – another Californian, born in Los Angeles – who was shot in the leg by Hamas and left for dead, in truly horrific conditions.”
Newsom isn’t the first U.S. governor to visit Israel during this time of war.
Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) also made a recent visit, although she didn’t make any “jokes” about wanting to be president of the United States.
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