Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is the latest Democrat to refuse to commit to endorsing President Joe Biden for reelection in 2024.
Sen. Manchin is not the only Democrat trying to dodge the question of whether they will support another Biden run.
Manchin spoke to Chris Cuomo and took the former CNN host by surprise with his lack of endorsement.
“If Joe Biden runs again, if he’s the Democrat nominee, depending on who the Republican nominee is, we’ll just have to wait and see.”
The comment is another blow for Biden, who has seen his approval numbers drop to the unelectable level.
“I’m not predicting anything or how I’ll support or not support but I can tell you this,” Manchin continued.
“Whoever the elected president is — Democrat, Republican, independent — everyone should pray they succeed.
“I’m gonna do everything I can to make that person successful.”
Cuomo was visibly surprised by Manchin’s response and pointed out how rare it is for a senator to not endorse a current president of their own party.
Manchin said: “I don’t know what to tell you on that.
“I’m just, I’m always for the right person when they’re running.
“Joe Biden is a good person with a good heart who wants to do the right thing.
“And I’ve always believed that.
“Some people around him sometimes I disagree with, and I disagree with a lot of the advice he’s getting, and we talk back and forth.
“But we have a very respectful, candid conversation.”