With the 2024 election drawing near, Democrats are worried that Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) potential presidential bid could derail President Joe Biden’s re-election chances and are now putting pressure on the Democrat lawmaker to discourage him.

Manchin recently announced that he would not be seeking -for his Senate seat, a decision that puts the Democrat’s Senate majority in jeopardy. Since then, several reports have surfaced showing that Manchin plans to run an independent campaign for the White House under the No Labels platform.
Democrats are worried that Manchin’s 2024 Bid will not only cost them their Senate majority but also draw moderate Democrat voters away from President Biden.

“I think it would be very, very unfortunate if Joe Manchin decided to do that,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said of Manchin’s possible presidential bid. “I know he’s a supporter of President Biden and has been an important person here in the U.S. Senate in terms of getting things done. And he knows that if he were to step in [to the race] that it would make it much more likely Donald Trump would be president again, and I know Joe Manchin doesn’t want that.”
While Manchin has not officially announced his Bid, the lawmaker has signified his desire to run. Manchin recently told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that he would consider running for the White House in 2024.
“Your saying does that mean you would consider it? Absolutely,” Manchin finally admitted.” “Every American should consider if they’re in a position to help save the country. I think we’re on the wrong course. I will do everything possible.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said he was disappointed that Manchin would even consider running.
“My reaction is disappointment, deep disappointment,” Blumenthal said. “At his core, I think Joe Manchin is a Democrat and believes in Democratic values and principles. I’m deeply disappointed that he is still even talking about a possible run that would undermine Joe Biden. The simple stark fact is that a Manchin run for president would undercut Joe Biden.”
Manchin, however, does not believe that his potential 2024 bid could harm Biden’s re-election.
“I don’t buy that scenario. I’ve heard that. And — and I wouldn’t buy that scenario, because if you look back in history, how things have played out, I don’t think that they thought Ross Perot would elect Bill Clinton,” he told CBS.