A group of actors has reportedly called for the president to replace his VP with a new running mate in 2024
Vice President Kamala Harris (left) claps in the background as President Joe Biden gives his State of the Union address to Congress last month in Washington. © Getty Images / Jacquelyn Martin
A group of actors and other Hollywood political donors has reportedly argued that President Joe Biden needs to jettison Kamala Harris as his vice president, picking a new running mate when he runs for re-election in 2024.
On a recent Zoom call with former US Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, Hollywood actors and executives claimed that Harris would hurt Biden’s chances of winning a second term because given his advanced age, voters would focus more attention than usual on the unpopular vice president, CNN reported on Sunday. Participants in the call included actors Helen Hunt, Ron Livingston and ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star Gabrielle Carteris, CNN said, citing two unidentified people who also were on the call.
The donors asked Boxer how they could persuade Biden to replace Harris. “If that’s how you feel, you should let Biden know,” the former senator replied. Asked about the conversation, Boxer told CNN, “I said it was the president’s choice.”