Within the Democratic Party, there are a plethora of problems at present, many of which stem from the inability of the White House to get much of anything accomplished at all.
President Joe Biden and his administration have been largely stagnant in their policy goals, finding themselves stymied by a few more moderate members of their party who don’t want to jump on board with the progressive agenda being heralded by the radical left.
Now, as Biden’s personal political future appears ever more uncertain, one of those Democratic stalwarts isn’t willing to go on record to support a 2024 reelection campaign from the incumbent Commander in Chief.
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?”
There was no mistaking Manchin’s hesitance.
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.”
The news comes amid a series of similar statements from other prominent Democrats, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who similarly danced around a direct question on the subject just weeks ago.