After Officially Reversing Public Comments, Nadler Nemesis Carolyn Maloney Says ’Off the Record’ Biden is Not Running Again

With Democrat New York U.S. House Reps Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler facing off in a primary next Tuesday, each gave a different response on whether or not Joe Biden is running for president again.

Prior interviews with both were published on Saturday and Nadler dodged a question regarding whether he felt the president should run again.

Nadler told the newspaper “That I can’t give a yes or no answer.”

“I’ll simply say to that, I think the interests of the Democratic Party and the country are best served by waiting till after the midterms before we begin discussing that,” Nadler insisted.

As for Maloney, she first tried to assert her comments would be off the record and that Biden was not running again. 

After a member of the editorial board told Maloney that the discussion was on the record, she responded, “On the record? No, he should not run again.”

Maloney appeared to change course, however, in an Aug. 4 appearance on CNN’s “New Day” as she declared, “Mr. President, I apologize. I want you to run.”

“I happen to think you won’t be running, but when you run or if you run, I will be there 100 percent,” Maloney added.

Maloney’s interview with the New York Times was conducted on Aug. 1, while Nadler’s occurred on July 26.

The interview with CNN also occurred after Maloney had said of Biden during a debate that “I don’t believe he’s running for reelection.”