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‘Nobody wants Harris’: DeSantis says Biden nominated VP ‘as insurance’ against 25th amendment

Eyeing an expected Election Day victory, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis previewed a possible 2024 presidential contest as he battled against President Joe Biden.

DeSantis said Sunday at a campaign stop in Sarasota County that Vice President Kamala Harris is Biden’s “insurance policy” against being removed from office.

“She’s the best insurance for him for the 25th amendment or impeachment that you could ever really have,” DeSantis said. “No matter how bad Biden does, nobody wants Harris … he did it to protect himself.”

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The governor’s swipe comes as Republican mega-donors eye a presidential run for DeSantis in 2024, and Biden faces growing skepticism about his plans. A bad night for Democrats on Tuesday could prompt calls for Biden to step aside.

Biden said he plans to run for re-election with Harris at his side. But at age 79, the president faces growing skepticism about the prospect as some Democrats call for a new generation of leadership.

Amid his efforts to make the case that he is best positioned to lead the party, Biden has sparred with Republicans, including DeSantis, who have tried to upstage the governor at times. He described DeSantis as “Donald Trump incarnate” while bashing his challenger, Charlie Crist, last week.

If Biden chooses not to run, Harris remains a front-runner for the Democratic nomination despite low approval ratings. After nearly two years in office, the vice president benefits from national name recognition and continues to hold strong support among black voters.

DeSantis is poised to win re-election and hasn’t ruled out a presidential bid next cycle, even if it means challenging Trump.

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He is 11.5 percentage points higher against Crist, according to a RealClearPolitics average of opinion polls.

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