During an interview on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures," Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) declined to identify himself as a Democrat when pressed on the matter by host Maria Bartiromo.
“My main concern is how do we bring this country together? How do we make it work?” Manchin said when asked about potentially running for president. “How do we make Democrats, Republicans become Americans again, and not just party affiliates?”
“Do you still identify as a Democrat?” Bartiromo questioned Manchin.
“I identify as an American,” Manchin replied. “I’m an American through and through.”
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Last month, Senator Joe Manchin was interviewed by NBC News, and he chose not to respond to the question of whether he would run for re-election as a Democrat.
“If you run for office in 2024, are you going to run as a Democrat?” host Chuck Todd asked.
“I haven’t made a decision what I’m going to do in 2024,” Manchin responded. “I’ve got two years ahead of me now to do the best I can for the state and for my country.”
Senator Joe Manchin has stated that he is considering all options for his political future.
“So everything on the table, there’s basically only one other thing: the presidency,” Todd said. “Is that something you would do outside the Democratic Party if you could?”
“The only thing I can tell you is what I will do is whatever I can when I make my decision, what I think is the best that I can support and represent the people of West Virginia, but also be true to this country and the Constitution of this country,” Manchin replied. “I’m telling you that I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that when I make my decision, I make it based on what’s best, what I think I can do to support the best for my country and my state.”
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