Manchin attacks Biden, vows to 'mobilize the radical middle'
Manchin said that Biden is "not the person we thought was gonna bring the country together."
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday attacked President Joe Biden for being too far to the left, and he vowed to "mobilize the radical middle."
"Joe Biden has been pulled so far to the left, the extreme left, as far as liberal," Manchin, told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable" show. "Makes no sense at all. It’s not the person we thought was gonna bring the country together."
Manchin, who is not seeking reelection in 2024, said that Washington, D.C., wants "America to be divided because it’s a better business model," and he "came to the conclusion" after 13 years in the Senate that he is "not going to change it from within."
After realizing that he could not change Washington as a politician, Manchin said, "I’ve decide[d] to go around and see if I can mobilize the radical middle."
Meanwhile, last week Manchin alluded to a potential 2024 White House bid.