Democrat Sen. Manchin won't say whether he'll endorse Biden, leaves door open for presidential run

Manchin has not formally announced whether he plans on running for reelection.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will not say whether he is endorsing fellow Democrat President Biden's potential reelection bid and continues to leave open the possibility of his own presidential run.

"Let's see who's involved," Manchin said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation" about the emerging 2024 Democrat primary field. "Let's wait until we see who all the players are. Let's just wait until it all comes out."

He also said: "There's plenty of time for the election. This is the problem with America right now. We start an election every time there's a cycle coming up."

On the issue of his political future, Manchin, a moderate Democrat who next year will again face reelection in a heavily Republican state, said, "I'm not going to make my announcement for anything until the end of the year.

"I'm not going to make a decision what my political position is going to be or where I'm going to do for my political future. I won't do it until the end of the year."

Manchin has not formally announced whether he plans on running for reelection, but he may be challenged by West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who is mulling a senatorial bid.

When asked Sunday whether he is considering running for president, Manchin responded, "I'm not taking anything off the table ... and I'm not putting anything on the table."