Sen. Joe Manchin (D. W.Va.) made the morning talk show rounds on Sunday touting his inflation reduction bill but refuses to answer questions about the upcoming midterms and the 2024 presidential election.
Asked whether he hopes Democrats keeps control of Congress after the midterm elections, Manchin said he would work with anyone the voters elect.
“I think the Democrats have great candidates that are running. They’re good people I’ve worked with. And I have a tremendous amount of respect and friendship with my Republican colleagues,” Manchin said on ‘Meet the Press.’ “So I can work on either side very easily.”
“Whatever the voters choose,” he added. “Whoever you send me that’s your representative and I respect them.”
Asked specifically if he’d support Biden’s reelection bid in 2024, Manchin told ABC News Jonathan Karl: “I’m not getting involved in any election right now.”
“Whoever is my president, that’s my president,” he added. “And Joe Biden is my president right now.”
Manchin made the rounds on Sunday to talk about his unexpected deal with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill is a scaled down version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act which Manchin killed earlier this year.