A close confidante to Joe Biden suggested last week that he may not run for re-election in 2024, meaning Vice President Kamala Harris, who has a lower approval rating than he does, would likely be elevated in his stead in this hypothetical situation.

“I’m hoping the president runs for reelection,” Sen. Chris Dodd told The New York Times for a story that was published Friday. “But for whatever reason, that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe there would be a shortlist without Kamala’s name on it. She’s the vice president of the United States.”