On Tuesday, CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza implied that Joe Biden would “step aside” for his vice presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, hinting that Biden will not finish his presidential term if he wins in November.
Cillizza opined that Biden’s pick showed that the former vice president would win the presidential election, but also that he might not be able to actually do the job. CNN’s Twitter account highlighted the ominous claim:
Joe Biden made the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside. | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN https://t.co/Ek4d6sfGfT
— CNN (@CNN) August 11, 2020
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Cillizza: Harris’ ‘resume suggests will be ready to step in if and when Biden decides to step aside’
“At 55 years old, [Harris] represents a younger generation of leader — something that Biden, who will be 78 on Inauguration Day 2021, said was a major factor in his choice,” Cillizza wrote.
He continued, “What that all means is that Biden wants the race to be about him as little as possible.”
Cillizza then wrote (emphasis added), “What Biden did is make the…