(NationRise.com) – Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) said on September 26 that he won’t make any endorsement in the 2024 GOP presidential primary. Instead, he will stay out of the race for now. At the Economic Club of Washington, the Republican leader told attendees he doesn’t expect to endorse any candidate because he believes voters “should choose this.” He also said he feels certain that this will be a “well-participated” GOP primary.
In addition, the governor dismissed questions about the age of the leading presidential candidates, as GOP leaders have criticized US President Joe Biden for being 80 years old and running for reelection. His main rival, former commander-in-chief Donald Trump, is 77 years old, making either of them the oldest president in the United States’ history at the end of a potential second term.
Youngkin explained that the only thing he cares about is that the person who wins the presidential election can get the job done. He pointed out this is crucial, as the role of the president of the United States is demanding, as it takes several hours per day, and sometimes it doesn’t even allow sleeping hours.
The governor also noted he couldn’t understand how President Biden “does what he does,” as he believes the Democratic leader is “challenged” by the job and demonstrates it every single day. Youngkin explained that the presidential role is so demanding that it is impossible to hide when you can’t keep up with the schedule, which he said is President Biden’s case.
Over the last few months, President Biden’s campaign and even the White House have repeatedly denied that the commander-in-chief is taking it easy because of his age, compared with previous presidents. While they have said that President Biden has a full schedule, many Republicans and Democrats have expressed their concerns about his age.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, almost three-quarters of American voters think the president is “too old” for a second term.
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