Former First Lady Michelle Obama could place the Republicans in a “very difficult position” should she run for the presidency in 2024, a former Treasury spokesperson for ex-President Donald Trump said.

In a panel discussion last week at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), Monica Crowley pondered on Obama being a “completely plausible” candidate for the Democratic nomination despite President Joe Biden previously vowing to run for re-election, the New York Post reported.

Notably, her husband, former President Barack Obama, had endorsed Biden during the 2020 presidential campaigns.

“If they were to run Michelle Obama, that would put us in a very difficult position because they’d reach for a candidate who is completely plausible, very popular, and immune to criticism,” Crowley explained at the 2022 CPAC conference in Florida.

“Also, when you think about her positioning, she spoke as a DNC keynote speaker in 2020, she wrote her autobiography and did a 50-city tour, she has massive Netflix and Spotify deals, and she’s got a voting rights group alongside Stacey Abrams,” she continued.

Crowley, a political commentator, was on a panel with GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, right-wing activist Jack Posobiec, and author Kurt Schlichter. She then discussed the complications the Democrats might face in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election, the Business Insider noted.

According to the former Fox News contributor, the Democrats would be hard-pressed to deny Obama a presidential nomination for fear of alienating Black women while acknowledging Vice President Kamala Harris and some of her first-year stumbles in office.

As for Obama, the 58-year-old has repeatedly expressed little desire to join the mess of politics but admits she gets asked about running “all the time.”

“It’s not something that I’m interested in, or would ever do — ever,” she told Jimmy Kimmel in 2018.

That same year, Obama launched the nonpartisan group When We All Vote, which was deemed her most high-profile political activity since leaving the White House in early 2017.

According to NPR, Obama has spoken openly about her attempts to discourage Barack from seeking the presidency. Even during President Obama's time in office, she would only appear at political events when she believed her presence could have a huge impact.

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Michelle Obama speaks during an election-eve rally in Philadelphia for Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Nov. 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Getty Images

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