Speculation is rising around the potential for former first lady Michelle Obama to be a Democratic presidential candidate in 2024, especially if Joe Biden faces challenges. Many believe that Michelle, one of the nation’s most admired figures, has the name recognition and popularity to make a formidable contender.
Recent revelations about Hunter Biden’s dealings and Joe Biden’s alleged involvement have raised questions not just about the current president but also about the Obama administration.
While Michelle Obama wasn’t president, any campaign she undertakes would inevitably draw upon the reputation and achievements of her husband, former President Barack Obama. Critics are asking about the extent of knowledge the Obama White House had about these issues, according to Fox News.
Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma has long been a topic of contention. George Kent, a State Department official, voiced concerns in 2015 about Hunter’s role, fearing it could be perceived as a conflict of interest given Joe Biden’s responsibilities related to Ukraine at the time.
Additional reports suggest that key figures in the Obama administration, like Mike McCormick and Amos Hochstein, were aware of Hunter’s activities and their potential implications. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs also pointed out inconsistencies in Secretary of State John Kerry’s statements regarding his knowledge of Hunter’s role at Burisma.
The growing scrutiny surrounding Joe Biden and his family’s dealings might influence the Democratic Party’s decision for the 2024 race.
While Michelle Obama could be a strong contender, the extent to which she might be impacted by these controversies remains to be seen. Recent impeachment articles against Joe Biden by Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube further complicate the political landscape for the Democrats.