Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told The Hill he has no plan to leave the Democratic Party and has not threatened to do so.
Said Manchin: “I’m not threatening to leave. Why would I? I’m very secure in my positions and honestly, I’m not the one stressed out.”
However, Manchin admitted that he told President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and his caucus that if it would help them “publicly” for him to become an Independent who still caucuses with the party.