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Asked whether she wants President Biden to run again, Rep. Cori Bush says she does not want to answer the question

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When asked whether she wants President Joe Biden to seek re-election, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said that she did not want to answer the question, according to video from KSDK.

The lawmaker noted that Biden "has the right" to seek a second term in office.

Bush, a progressive lawmaker who entered office in 2021, is competing in an Aug. 2 Democratic primary.

Left-wing Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who backed Bush during the 2020 election cycle, has endorsed Bush again.

"I am proud to work alongside Sen. @BernieSanders to make healthcare a human right, enact a Green New Deal, and fight for justice in the workplace. I'm honored to have his endorsement & look forward to continue building our movement lifting up the power of everyday people," Bush tweeted on Friday.

"We're facing threats from a growing far-right, white supremacist movement across Missouri and the country," Bush declared in a tweet earlier this month.

Bush has said that she got pregnant and had an abortion after being raped when she was 17-years-old. "Let me be clear: Forced pregnancy is a crime against humanity. When an extremist court dictates what we can do with our bodies, that's violence," Bush declared in what appears to be a campaign ad. "But together St. Louis, we're powerful. Together we'll reclaim our rights. We will not let up. We will not yield, until abortion is legal everywhere and everyone has reproductive freedom."

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that enables states to ban abortions, a move that has outraged pro-choice proponents. Due to a trigger law in Missouri, abortions are now banned in the state except in the case of a medical emergency.

Biden, who said last year that he plans to run for re-election as long as he has "good health," is currently the oldest person ever to serve as president and would be 86 by the end of a second term. He has been deeply underwater in various job approval polls for quite some time.

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