Joe Manchin Refuses to Endorse Biden in 2024, Doesn't Rule out Voting Republican

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin refuses to endorse President Joe Biden if he ultimately decides to run for a second term.

As RedState’s Bob Hoge reported on Wednesday, Manchin reached a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on a $670 billion “Inflation Reduction Act.”


However, as RedState’s Nick Arama reported, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is not on board yet with the legislation.

In an interview with Chris Cuomo on his new podcast, “The Chris Cuomo Project,” Manchin refused to endorse Biden for a second term.

Manchin said:

“I don’t know who is going to be running. If Joe Biden runs again and he is the Democratic nominee, depending on who the Republican nominee is, we will just have to wait and see … I am not predicting anything or how I would support or not support, or get involved or not. But I can tell you this, whoever the elected president is – Democrat, Republican, independent – every one of us should pray they succeed. I am going to do everything I can to make that person successful.”

Not only did Manchin not endorse Biden, but he added that it also depends on who the Republican nominee will be. In 2019, Manchin said he would not back Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders if he became the Democratic nominee.

Cuomo responded to Manchin, saying:

“I don’t think I have ever heard a sitting senator that is a member of a party not automatically say: ‘Oh yeah, the sitting president is in my party, I’m for them.”

Manchin replied: “Well, I don’t know what to tell you on that. I’m always for the right person when they’re running.” He added that people in West Virginia will not support a Democratic figure right now. “I believe that basically, the people will make a decision state by state,”


Cuomo followed up with:  “I asked you: What do you say to them.”

Manchin responded: “What would I say to them is to pick the person. I know Joe Biden to be a good person.”

The far-left has criticized Manchin from the very beginning, but, for the most part, Manchin has not kowtowed to the extremists in his party.

He told Cuomo that he urged the Biden administration to cut back on the “Build Back Better” legislation.

When asked several times if he is considering a Presidential run, Manchin said:

“Who I help get there or how I get involved will be a different story,” adding that his goal is to “continue to fight like the dickens for a more perfect union.”


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