Josh Green Questions Biden’s Ability for Re-Election


Democratic governor of Hawaii Josh Green stated on Saturday that President Biden might decide in a matter of days whether to continue running for president and seek a second term.


This comes after the president’s unimpressive debate performance against former President Donald Trump last month, which raised questions about his reelection campaign; Green met with Biden and around two dozen other Democratic governors recently.


The president’s family has known Green for years. “I think the president stays in this race unless he feels that it is not winnable, or he feels that he has to hear other voices in his inner circle that he shouldn’t run,” Green said in an interview with The Associated Press. “If the president felt that he wasn’t up to it and truly not up to it, he would step down.”


“We’ll probably know in the next couple of days how the president feels about all this,” he said. According to Green, if Biden were to withdraw from the campaign, he ought to be given the opportunity to choose his successor on the ticket. If that happens, the president will probably name Vice President Kamala Harris to take Biden’s position.

“I think it’s very clear that the Democratic Party would be ecstatic overall to have the president-designate his vice president if it came to that,” Green stated.


Harris’s “is a powerful person, she is also a thought-leading woman, she’s an African American who was [California’s] attorney general,” Green stated. “There are no credentials that are better than what the current vice president has.”


Throughout the last week and a half, Biden, 81, has emphasized time and again that he will continue to run for office. This was discussed in an interview with ABC News that aired on Friday night.


However, since his debate performance, questions have been raised regarding the president’s mental clarity, even by those in his party. While several Democrats, especially governors, have stated they still support Biden’s reelection, others in the party have called for him to withdraw from the presidential contest.


According to Green, his estimate that the president will decide in a few days accounts for the potential pressure that comes with Congressmen returning to Capitol Hill this week.



Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, is trying to get Democratic senators on board in order to meet with them on Monday to talk about pushing Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential contest. Furthermore, key Democrats will convene virtually on Sunday under the direction of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., to deliberate on the future course of Biden’s campaign.


“I really, honestly think that he has to make the decision,” Green stated. “It shouldn’t originate from a different governor either. Only his closest advisors and his own heart should have the authority to say that.”


Green also emphasized the fact that Biden is only three years younger than Trump, the 78-year-old primary challenger to Biden’s reelection and that both men will eventually suffer from cognitive decline.


However, Green contended that in the presidential contest, temperament matters more than age.


“These two men ought to have the nuclear codes, for heaven’s sake. Regarding Trump, Green remarked, “I don’t want someone who tweets at random hours of the night and gets angry at other countries.” “That is not a good thing. The issue we have with President Biden is not that.”


Before relocating to the governor’s mansion, Green practiced medicine. She said that while everyone has elderly parents or grandparents who occasionally struggle to express themselves or have other mental health issues, they should not be disregarded because they still have a valuable role to play in the family and are full of experience and wisdom.


“That’s why I’m standing by the president until he tells me otherwise,” Green stated.


In addition, Green provided some context for the meeting between Biden and the other Democratic governors. Green claimed that when he questioned Biden about his health, the president stated that everything was good save for his brain.