Senator Joe Manchin expressed his consideration for a 2024 presidential run, raising the possibility of a third-party challenge.
He highlighted his intention to mobilize the moderate middle and voiced concerns about the potential re-election of Donald Trump, citing worries about the state of democracy and the current administration’s shift to the left.
“I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure — and mobilize the moderate, sensible, common sense middle — that could be a center, center-left, center-right, so it could be a person who was involved in the Grand Old Party forever … The middle’s gone. There’s not many of us centrists left,” Manchin stated. (Trending: Jury Reaches Verdict In Paul Pelosi Hammer Case)
Sen. Joe Manchin says he “absolutely” would consider running for president in 2024:
“I’m totally, absolutely scared to death that Donald Trump would become president again.”
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“If I can reinvigorate that … I will do everything that I possibly can,” he added. “I’m totally, absolutely scared to death that Donald Trump will become president again.”
“I think we will lose democracy as we know it.”
“You can’t normalize this visceral hatred, calling people names and attacking people,” he said.
“You can’t basically think the only fair election is the one you win and the only laws pertain to everybody but you. That’s not the country we are.”
“That’s not how we became the country.”
Manchin rejected the idea of being a spoiler, but the decision-making process for a potential run would include such considerations.
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