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Manchin Declines to endorse Biden for 2024

August 3rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Senator Joe Manchin, one of the Democrats’ most conservative and contrarian members, declined this week to endorse Joe Biden if the president seeks a second term in 2024 and refused to say whether he wants Democrats to retain control of Congress after the November elections. In a round of appearances on five news shows, the West Virginia senator defended his vote to  back a Democratic package of climate, health care and tax initiatives that he negotiated. But beyond that, Manchin demurred when pressed about supporting his party or its nominee for president in upcoming elections.  Asked directly if he will support Biden for a second term,  Manchin said that his priorities now are doing what’s best for the American people, and he isn’t focused on upcoming elections….