Manchin represents West Virginia as a Democrat, a state which voted for Trump in 2020 with 68.62% of its vote, where Biden only picked up 29.69%.
If he’s smart, he’ll ditch the Democrats and caucus with the Republicans. Manchin is up for re-election in 2024 and will likely lose his West Virginia Senate seat if he doesn’t switch parties. With the Senate split 50-50 and Biden approval collapsing, now is the time.
Manchin denies the rumor though.