Front page news: Mary Peltola refusing to answer Biden questions

July 3, 2024

Democrat Mary Peltola made the front page with her refusal to answer questions if Biden is fit for office after her endorsement of Joe Biden and vocal defense of his mental acuity.

“Alaskans deserve a representative who’ll stand up to Biden and extreme D.C. liberals, not bow down to them like Mary Peltola. Peltola is sacrificing Alaskans’ future to shield a failing president.” – NRCC Spokesperson Ben Petersen

In case you missed it…

Alaska Democratic delegates stand behind Biden in wake of debate criticism
Anchorage Daily News
Sean Maguire

Alaska delegates to the Democratic National Convention say they will vote for President Joe Biden as the party’s candidate for president. But some are acknowledging his disastrous debate performance last week and the impacts of his advanced age.

Jessica Cook, a former candidate for lieutenant governor in 2022, issued a statement Monday on behalf of the Alaska Democratic Party strongly in support of Biden as the party’s nominee.


U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, who has endorsed Biden, will be Alaska’s highest-profile delegate at the Democratic National Convention. She has not responded to requests for comment from the Daily News about Biden’s future as president since last week’s debate. However, Peltola recently told the national news website Axios that she is “not thinking about anybody’s race but my own.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee has pointed to an interview with Peltola on NBC News’ ”Meet the Press” in December in which she was asked whether Biden was the right person to represent the party. Peltola answered that as an Alaska Native, “I really have a tremendous amount of respect for elders.”

“I think that Joe Biden’s mental acuity is very, very on. He’s one of the smartest, sharpest people I’ve met in D.C. And as a Native person, I think age is a good thing. Wisdom and experience are a good thing. I think he leads with love and compassion, and I appreciate that in a leader,” she said in December.

The Daily News asked Alaska Democratic delegates two questions: Should President Joe Biden serve as the Democratic party’s 2024 nominee for president?
And, if there is a contested 2024 convention and President Joe Biden doesn’t run, who would you like to serve as the party’s nominee?

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