Manchin Silent on Biden vs. Haley Presidency Question

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During the interview, Sen. Manchin stated that Biden has gone “too far to the left”. Joe Manchin, the senator from West Virginia, refused to answer whether President Biden was a better candidate for president than GOP presidential nominee Nikki Haley during Monday’s “CNN This Morning.”

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) refused to say whether he thought GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley was a more qualified president than Biden.

Manchin refused to answer CNN’s Kasie Hunt’s question about whether he thought Haley would make a better president. Haley lost the South Carolina primary to Donald Trump by about 20 points on Saturday, making him the frontrunner in the Republican race.

“Well, I won’t say who would make a better President. I’m aware that Nikki Haley has entered the race and that she’s doing a great job. She’s not backing down is speaking the truth and isn’t afraid to take on Donald Trump. “We’ll see how it all turns out,” he told the media.

Manchin had said in an earlier interview that Biden was “too left” and wanted to bring Biden to the middle.

Hunt asked Manchin to explain what Biden needed to do to get his support. Manchin then called for the president to declare an emergency at the border if Congress was unable to pass legislation.

He said: “I believe that he must if they are going to play games.” Manchin said that he wouldn’t vote for Trump but he stopped short of saying that he’d vote for Biden.

He said he would do all he could to bring Biden back into the center. “I think they should know from where they’re going win. If he wants to win, then he has to attract more center. They want this person, their representative. They want their president to return and represent America. “And that’s when you make your decision.”

Joe Biden, President of the United States, delivers a speech at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference on Monday, February 12, 2024, in Washington.

CNN’s host brought up Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich. ), who asked Michigan voters not to vote for Biden because he supported Israel. When asked what he believed Michigan voters should be doing, Manchin replied that asking them to remain uncommitted for an unreasonable request such as a ceasefire was “not on the cards.”

Manchin has also refused to state whether he will support the Democratic or Republican candidate in Michigan’s Senate election.

“These two people are good, we will see what happens and who wins, and then support the best candidate,” he said. He was referring to Mike Rogers a former Republican Representative for Michigan and Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D.Mich. the likely Democratic nominee.

He said he was looking for centrists who represent this country.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) speaks to reporters on September 30, 2021 in Washington, D.C. To avoid a shutdown of the government, it is expected that the Senate will pass a short-term spending bill.

During the interview, Manchin said that Haley was a third-party candidate who would be attractive because she tried to find the middle.