U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin refutes a Washington Submit report that stated Thursday former President Invoice Clinton urged him in a latest assembly to not run for president subsequent yr as a third-party candidate.
“That tells you that you could’t consider what you learn. That’s completely inaccurate. We by no means had that dialog interval,” Manchin informed host Hoppy Kercheval Thursday on MetroNews “Talkline.”
Kercheval adopted up.
“Invoice Clinton didn’t let you know don’t run?”
“Completely not,” Manchin stated. “By no means even talked about it. We talked in generalities of all of the issues and challenges that we have now on this nation and the way we will finest convey it collectively. We by no means obtained into that.”
Manchin met with Clinton in The Hamptons final weekend.
Manchin repeated once more Thursday he hasn’t made up his thoughts but about 2024.
“I’m contemplating one of the simplest ways for me to serve my state and my nation. I’ve made no selections but and never planning to take action earlier than the tip of the yr,” Manchin stated.
He stated he’ll proceed to have conferences just like the one he had with Clinton final weekend.
“Once I get an opportunity and persons are speaking about how we finest serve and what we must do and our biggest considerations and our nice challenges — we have now many however have a possibility to do some nice issues,” Manchin stated.
Manchin stated he’ll be on the West Coast this weekend for conferences.
His Senate seat is up subsequent yr however some polls have proven he would have a tricky time retaining the seat if he runs towards Gov. Jim Justice. Manchin has beforehand stated any race he enters he’ll win.
Manchin admitted he’s scuffling with the choice about 2024.
“That’s completely true as a result of I like my nation and I like my state,” Manchin stated.
No to WVU president Manchin additionally stated on “Talkline” Thursday he wished to place rumors to relaxation that he’s taken with being the president of West Virginia College.
“I’ve no real interest in serving as college president,” Manchin, a WVU grad, stated. “I’m going to be there as their greatest cheerleader, Rah, Rah, Rah, day-after-day.”
Manchin stated he’s supporting present WVU President Gordon Gee and his administration of their present rightsizing of the college.