Biden’s 2024 challenger: Marianne Williamson confirms she’s primarying Joe Biden

President Joe Biden will see at least one primary challenger in the 2024 presidential election, with spiritual guru Marianne Williamson confirming that she will run against the 80-year-old president.

Williamson, who ran unsuccessfully in the 2020 Democratic primary vowing to “harness love for political purposes” — she endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders over Biden when she dropped out — once likened former President Donald Trump to “Mad King George,” the British monarch.

“I wouldn’t be running for president if I didn’t believe I could contribute to harnessing the collective sensibility that I feel is our greatest hope at this time,” Williamson told the Medill News Service, a Northwestern University-run media outlet.

The best-selling author took issue with the Democratic National Committee altering the early presidential primary schedule, making Biden-friendly South Carolina the first state in the lineup.

“How can you claim to be a champion of democracy when your own process is so undemocratic?” Williamson said.

Taking to Twitter, Williamson teased “an important announcement” to be made Saturday at 2 p.m.

“We need to begin a new chapter in American history, with enough of us willing to have a meaningful conversation about what we need to end now and what’s struggling to be born,” she tweeted. “What needs to end is an era of corruption brought about by our second Gilded Age, an era in which corporate profits were placed before the safety, health and well being of people and planet. What needs to be born is an era in which we push back against such institutional abuse, return our government to one ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people,’ and replace soulless economic values with humanitarian values that honor us all and the earth on which we live. Other generations before us have done it. Now it’s our turn.”

Expecting resistance from the party structure, Williamson explained on Wednesday why she would not run as an independent.

“If I run, clearly there are forces within the Democratic Party who will be trying to invisible-ize me. I think they would have an easier time trying to invisible-ize me if I run third party,” she said, according to the Daily Mail. “If I do run and I run as a Democrat, I will be more inconvenient to the people who need to be inconvenienced.”

She also took a jab at Biden and the DNC establishment in an interview with Politico, suggesting that the party apparatus is “spitting in the face of democracy.”

“Apparently Biden’s going to run on a message that the economy is getting stronger. I think that speaks to the disconnect between the analysis of party elites versus the struggle of everyday Americans,” Williamson told Politico.

“We’re being asked to limit our political imaginations — to just accept the low unemployment and low inflation rate, that that is sort of the best that we can get,” she added. “But that is a hollow victory. The majority of Americans are still struggling to survive,”

Of course, she may have a problem with the party’s radical base given her infamous hot mic moment in 2019 about intolerant liberals, “What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me? I’m a serious lefty… I understand why people on the right call them godless…”


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