Vice President Kamala Harris said she had “absolutely not” discussed a 2024 presidential campaign with President Joe Biden.

“You’re not discussing 2024 yet?” ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos asked Harris during an interview that aired Thursday on Good Morning America.

“Absolutely not,” Harris responded. “No.”


Harris's and Biden’s poor approval ratings and a disappointing showing for Democrats in recent Virginia and New Jersey elections have prompted questions over the pair’s reelection prospects. The president will also turn 81 in 2024, leading to speculation that he may choose not to run again. If Biden declined to seek reelection, Harris would be well positioned to top the ticket, but some Democrats question whether she would improve their electoral prospects.

Harris has dodged questions about her political future.

During a visit to Paris last week, Harris was asked what she had learned on the trip to prepare her for the presidency. She responded by detailing her efforts to move the relationship between the two nations forward.

“I will tell you that it was a very productive and a good trip, and we have a lot of follow-up to do,” the vice president told the Washington Examiner. “And as we discussed extensively over the past couple of days, this trip was about, of course, making clear … that the partnership between the United States and France remains and will continue to be a very strong one.”

Asked by Stephanopoulos this week whether Biden intended to seek reelection, Harris responded with details of her and Biden’s daily agenda.

“What President Biden and I started our day talking about, as we normally do, is bringing in members of our intelligence community to review the presidential daily brief and talk about classified information around threats to our national security and hot spots around the world,” she said.

After attending several meetings, “I went over to the Capitol because I’m the president of the Senate and broke a tie vote there. And we are focused on implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure deal,” she added.

On Wednesday, Harris cast the tiebreaking vote to advance the nomination of Brian Nelson, Biden’s pick for undersecretary of the treasury for terrorism and financial crimes. Nelson was a former top aide to Harris at the California Department of Justice and a volunteer policy adviser on her 2020 presidential campaign.


Recent reports have detailed tensions between Harris and other White House officials, which Stephanopoulos raised, asking whether the vice president felt “misused or underused.”

Harris said she did not. “I’m very, very excited about the work that we have accomplished,” she said, adding that she was “clear-eyed that there is a lot more to do.”