President Joe Biden’s sister has invited Meghan Markle to join the Democratic Party because she will ‘of course’ make a good candidate for the US Presidency.
Valerie Biden Owens, 76, said that the Duchess of Sussex would be ‘welcome to come in and join the Democratic Party’, adding that it was key to have more women in politics.
For 10 years, the Biden family have had a close relationship with Prince Harry and reports have claimed that Markle has been networking among senior Democrats with a view of building a campaign and starting a career in politics.
Owens commented: ‘It’s wonderful to have women in politics. The more women we have the better our democratic system will work. We welcome her to come in and join the Democratic Party.’
When asked if she thought the Duchess would make a good potential candidate for President one day, Owens told Good Morning Britain: ‘Yes, perhaps. Of course she will.’
Owens, who released her memoir ‘Growing Up Biden: A Memoir’ last month, also confirmed that Biden would run for President again in 2024 as she defended his gaffes as ‘truths’.
Republicans have accused Biden of being mentally unfit for office following a series of verbal blunders, such as referring to his wife Jill as the Vice President and calling for regime change in Russia by saying Vladimir Putin ‘cannot remain in power’.
Critics have cited Biden’s cognitive decline as the main reason for the current administration’s backtracking over the president’s other recent verbal blunders.
When asked about whether it makes her angry when Biden misspeaks and people put it down to him not being mentally fit for office, Owens said: ‘First of all, his gaffes are truths. He speaks the truth.
‘Is he capable? Watch him. Look at him. He speaks the truth. Sometimes it comes out in a different way and people call it a gaffe. He speaks the truth.’
Owens revealed she was not ‘enthusiastic’ about Biden running against Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020 because she believed Trump was ‘committed to destroying my brother and my family’.
Owens, who has been in charge of Biden’s political campaigns for over 50 years, said: ‘All of the elections Joe ran, I was right there with him. 2020 was a different story.
‘I was not enthusiastic about him running against the former president, because the former president I believe was committed to destroying my brother and my family.’
Owens added: ‘Joe is the right person at the right time for the right job and there are lots of things still to do to carry on the agenda. There’s no daylight between the private person and the public man. The American people know what Joe is about.’
When asked if Biden will run for President in 2024, Owens confirmed: ‘Yes. We’ve got stuff to do. Absolutely.’
Owens was her brother’s campaign manager for all of his Senate campaigns and for his 2008 presidential bid, which he suspended only to be chosen as Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s running mate.
She was a senior adviser on the president’s successful 2020 campaign.
This is an excerpt from Daily Mail.
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