To say that Joe Biden’s presidency has been underwhelming would be one of the most profound understatements of the last year and a half.
Biden is now flirting with history, as his approval rating plummets to the sort of levels not seen since Richard Nixon’s disastrous and stunted time in the White House. Still, however, the current President has suggested that he’ll be running for reelection in 2024 – something that a growing number of Democrats appear to be wary of.
Now, one of the most talked-about Congressmen on the left side of the aisle is having a hard time answering the question of whether or not he’ll be lining up to support Biden in 2024.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is not “getting involved” when asked if he would support President Biden if he ran for reelection in 2024.
Anchor Jake Tapper said, “President Biden says he plans to run for reelection in 2024. You have not yet committed to supporting him in 2024. do you think President Biden deserves a second term?”
The West Virginian couldn’t run away from the question fast enough.
Manchin said, “Jake, I’m not getting involved in any election right now. 2022, 2024, I’m not speculating on it. President Biden is my president right now, and I’m going to work with him and his administration to the best of my ability to help the people in my state of West Virginia and this country. And we have agreements. We have respectful agreements where we respect each other, and we work through them. So, this is what people are upset about. Everything is about the next election.”
Manchin is just the latest in a long line of prominent Democrats who won’t publicly support the idea of Biden’s reelection, including precocious progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently danced around the suggestion during a similar interview.