Former Speaker of the House and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich has issued a warning to Republicans to keep an eye on Michelle Obama as speculation grows around her potential involvement in the 2024 presidential race. Gingrich made the comments during an appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s show following President Biden’s announcement that he and Vice President Kamala Harris will be seeking a second term in 2024.
Speaking to Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo, Gingrich expressed concern over Biden’s mental capacity, stating, “It’s not just the age. The number is not what’s important. It’s his mental capacity. And we are all watching it decline every single day.”
He also questioned the timing of Susan Rice’s departure from the White House, suggesting that it may be a sign of division within the Democratic party regarding Biden’s re-election bid. “I think at a minimum it probably is a sign that she said don’t do it. And he said I’m doing it anyway. And I think she just didn’t want to be part of a Biden re-election,” Gingrich said.
However, it was Gingrich’s warning about Michelle Obama that grabbed headlines, as he urged Republicans to pay attention to the former first lady’s recent public appearances, including one with Bruce Springsteen, and an event with Oprah in Los Angeles, where she drew a crowd of 9,000 people.
“I think Republicans had better pay significant attention to Michelle Obama. I hadn’t believed that until I saw her on stage with Bruce Springsteen,” Gingrich said.
“You know, this is not a person who’s hiding. So it’s conceivable that Susan Rice and others are beginning to say they’re not going to be part of some kamikaze re-election campaign with a guy who can’t remember what he did yesterday.”
The REAL reason Susan Rice fled Biden Administration may SHOCK you— is Michelle Obama RUNNING?! pic.twitter.com/h6X65iKEBS
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 1, 2023
At this point, it is unlikely Michelle Obama will run for office in 2024. While there has been speculation about her potential candidacy, she has not made any official announcements regarding her plans for the future.
It is also important to remember that running for office requires a significant amount of preparation, fundraising, and organization, so even if she does decide to run, it is not a decision that can be made lightly or quickly.