Joe Manchin has become something of a political symbol to people on both sides of the aisle.
On the right he’s seen as a moderate that pushes back on his party and to the left a dissenting colleague.
Now the West Virginia Senator is making comments that leave people wondering what is next for him.
Again, Manchin refuses to endorse Biden
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is growing tired of his Party’s ultra woke, radical left-wing agenda, and he has been proving that more and more lately.
He’s broken with Senate Democrats on several key votes and criticized his left-wing colleagues, but now, he’s making comments that are really making heads spin on the left.
In a recent interview with CBS’ Face the Nation, Senator Manchin sent a strong warning to Democrat leadership, and condemned the perpetual election cycle in the corporate-controlled media.
Manchin was asked whether or not he would endorse Biden for a 2024 run and flat out refused to comment.
“This is the problem with America right now, we start an election every time there’s a cycle coming up,” he told CBS News’ Margaret Brennan.
The country has problems like “runaway debt, inflation that’s killing”
He pushed back on the suggestion that he needed to comment on 2024, saying “there’s plenty of time for the elections.”
The West Virginia Senator seemed to indicate that there would be some action during the primaries.
Manchin was wise to note that President Biden hasn’t even announced his re-election bid, and that there still could very well be challengers to emerge.
“The bottom line is let’s see who’s involved,” Manchin said, explaining his reluctance to endorse for 2024 so early. “Let’s see who all the players are.”
In the interview, the Democrat slammed Biden for the “runaway debt, inflation that’s killing people, insecure energy, [and] a border that’s out of control,” which cast more doubt over his prospects of ever supporting Biden for re-election.
Senator Manchin is similarly indecisive on his personal political ambitions.
Manchin may run for president in 2024
“I’m not going to make a decision until the end of the year on what I’m going to do for my political future,” Manchin said when asked if he would seek re-election.
The Senator said that he has “too much work to do,” and until he gets through some of it, he can’t be sure.
Brennan then pushed Manchin on whether or not he could possibly make a White House run.
“You’ve said you’re not running for president,” Brennan said. “Is that an open question though?”
“I didn’t say that,” Manchin pushed back. “I didn’t say anything about that. The bottom line is I will make my political decision in December. I’m not taking anything off the table, and I’m not putting anything on the table.”
The Senator did previously say in a MetroNews radio interview that “I’m not running for President of the United States.”
Of course, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t reserve the right to change his mind.
Manchin says it’s impossible to know anything right now
Senator Manchin said that there’s really no way to predict anything about the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
“I don’t know,” he added. “I think right now, you don’t know who the Democrat nominee or the Republican nominee is going to be.”
Though prevailing wisdom suggests Joe Biden will run for re-election, Joe Manchin is right, it’s impossible to know for sure.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.