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Democratic senator says he won’t vote for Sanders if he wins the Democratic primary

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV  )said this week that he wouldn’t back Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a one-to-one presidential matchup against President Trump, citing his “Medicare-for-all” agenda.

Manchin made the remarks during his appearance on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Wednesday. The moderate Democrat told host Neil Cavuto that he “absolutely” wouldn’t support Sanders’ agenda and described his “Medicare-for-all” proposal as impractical and that it “doesn’t make sense at all.”

“I think that Bernie brings a lot to the table. [He] makes you think a little bit, kind of gets the blood going, stirring and everything, but it’s not practical where I come from. Bernie keeps saying ‘Medicare-for-All,’ I say: ‘Bernie, we can’t even pay Medicare for some,'” Manchin said.

Cavuto then asked him whether he would vote for Sanders if he’s the Democratic nominee. Well, it wouldn’t be Bernie,” he said. When asked whether that means he would support President Trump instead, he declined to offer a specific response.

“Let’s just say I’m going to make decisions based on what’s best for my country and my state,” Manchin told Cavuto.

Worth noting: In 2016, President Trump won in West Virginia, which Manchin represents, by 40%. In the 2018 midterm elections, Manchin managed to beat his Republican rival only by 3%.

The response: Some Twitter users weren’t happy with Manchin’s comments.