As minority support plummets for Biden, Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman shrugs off concern

Beatty was asked for her opinion of Biden's job performance and the reported concerns among Democrats about him running for re-election in 2024

Updated: June 18, 2022 - 11:38pm

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Ohio Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, addressed reports that Democratic Party leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about President Joe Biden running for a second term. 

The New York Times reported on June 11 that party officials are growing concerned about Biden's "leadership, his age and his capability to take the fight to former President Donald J. Trump a second time."

Beatty was asked for her opinion of Biden's job performance and the reported concerns among Democrats about him running for re-election in 2024.

"I'm just concerned that we get to the midterm. President Biden has done an amazing job. We're here celebrating Juneteenth tonight and so if you want to talk about President Biden and Black Americans, he's employed more Black Americans than all the past presidents added up," Beatty said at the Juneteenth Foundation event on Thursday night where she was honored. 

"It was Joe Biden who signed the Juneteenth legislation on June 17 a year ago. It was Joe Biden that picked a Black woman to be his vice president, and it was Joe Biden that made sure that we have Ketanji Brown Jackson now on the highest court in the land. I think he's holding his own. We'll just have to wait and see. I'm not worried about Joe Biden," she said.

Polling last month found African American support for Biden has plummeted over the last year from 85% to 63% while Hispanic disapproval had soared to 60%.