Rep. Ro Khanna of California, a leading progressive Democrat, said Monday that centrist Democrats could pose the biggest political threat to President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential primary race, one day after Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia did not rule out a possible White House bid.
“I think the irony is they’ve been the ones criticizing the president far more than the progressive left,” Khanna said in an interview with CBS News about policy and the coming 2024 election.
And Khanna believes that fellow Biden allies should not dismiss the possibility that Manchin or someone similar might challenge Mr. Biden.
“I don’t rule it out,” he said of a primary challenge to Mr. Biden from a business-friendly Democrat. “I think [Biden] would win decisively against such a challenge and it would be unfortunate. But you know, I don’t rule it out.”
Mr. Biden has long said he intends …