Republican Sen. Mitt Romney shocked voters recently when he said he’d vote for a Democrat for president. He apparently rejected all Republicans running for the office.
Many have long accused Romney of being a “Republican in name only.” And his comments appeared to confirm that.
Now, he is discussing who he might vote for. But instead of President Biden, he might go for this non-Republican.
From Washington Examiner:
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he wouldn’t like to vote for any Joe other than Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) for president in 2024 when asked if he would consider supporting President Joe Biden in 2024…
The Utah senator did tell Welker that he wished Manchin would be the Democratic nominee rather than Biden, who is the front-runner for the spot.
Romney, who has been called a “secret Democrat” by Donald Trump, revealed he would vote for Joe Manchin. The senator admitted he did not know if the Democrat would run, but Manchin has been hinting strongly in recent days that he is mulling a campaign.
Manchin announced recently that he was not running for re-election in the deep-red state of West Virginia. Instead, he said he was going to travel across America to “mobilize the middle.” It’s unclear what that means, but it could result in him launching a third-party campaign.
Romney suggested he’d support Manchin, despite the fact he is a moderate Democrat. Sen. Romney landed in hot water in 2020-2021, when he sided with Democrats to vote against Donald Trump in their second impeachment trial.
The Utah Republican was censured by his party back home. He recently announced he would not run for a second term in the Senate—leaving the seat open for 2024.
Several third-party candidates hope to shake up the 2024 Election. Cornell West, a progressive civil rights figure, might steal progressive votes away from Joe Biden. And former Democrat, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., appears to be gaining support among moderate voters.
Should Manchin enter the race as well, he could steal votes from both Joe Biden and Donald Trump. But he has yet to announce a campaign, while time is running out.
- Mitt Romney discussed voting for Joe Manchin, should he run for president.
- Manchin is retiring from the Senate, but his future plans are unclear.
- Romney upset Republicans recently when he said he’d vote for a Democrat.
Source: Washington Examiner