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Congressman Suggests Michelle Obama Could Replace Biden in 2024 Presidential Election

By Jake Beardslee · June 13, 2024

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) has proposed that Hunter Biden's conviction on federal gun charges could pave the way for Michelle Obama to launch a presidential bid.  Robert Deutsch / USA TODAY Sports

Responding to the verdict on Fox Business, Ogles stated, "That being said, I think it also creates an opening for Democrats like Michelle Obama in here. The Biden family can say, 'Hey, we're going to take care of our house, we're going to take care of our son,' and then allow Michelle Obama to come in and run."  Library of Congress / Wikimedia

He added, "Because again, Joe Biden can't win this election, and they know that they are desperate for another candidate."  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY NETWORK

However, the former first lady has repeatedly dismissed any speculation about running for president.  Andrew Craft / USA TODAY NETWORK

Her office said earlier this year, “As former first Lady Michelle Obama has expressed several times over the years, she will not be running for president,” affirming her support for President Biden and Vice President Harris's re-election campaign.  Jerry Lai / USA TODAY Sports

Despite Obama's clear stance, several Republicans, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have floated the idea of her replacing Biden on the ballot.  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY

Ogles echoed this sentiment, saying, "Look, obviously we always need to pursue justice. With that being said, the Biden crime family is guilty of taking tens of million dollars from foreign countries. That should be the main topic of conversation. That's what should be prosecuted and adjudicated in court."  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY

Obama, however, has been adamant about her lack of interest in running for president. In 2019, she stated there was "zero chance" of her making a bid, and earlier this year, she expressed being "terrified" of what could happen in the 2024 election, according to CNN.  vargas2040 / Wikimedia

The speculation comes after Hunter Biden was convicted on three felony gun charges on Tuesday. President Biden said in a statement following the verdict, "I will accept the outcome in the case."  Jasper Colt / USA TODAY