Vice President Biden on Thursday said that the contentious Republican presidential primary race is a gift fom God to the Democrats.
"We may be given a gift from the lord in the presidential race here," he said in a speech before House Democrats at their retreat in Baltimore.
"I don't know who to root for more. Cruz or — what's that guy's name? He's having a fundraiser tonight for veterans, I'm told," he said, referring to GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: Majority of Americans fear US will become involved in another major war Ellison holds edge in DNC race WH adviser Stephen Miller: 'Nothing wrong' with Trump travel order MORE and his closest competitor, Ted CruzTed CruzA guide to the committees: Senate Trump wants to cut red tape? He should start with the CFPB. Why President Trump should choose Maureen Ohlhausen to lead the FTC MORE.
Many Democrats believe that either candidate would be an ideal opponent for their nominee given some of their conservative views, particularly on immigration.
"But all kidding aside folks, it's been a tough last couple of [election] cycles. But we should get up, man. There's a real shot here."
"I'm confident we'll win back the Senate. I think we can make great inroads and maybe win back the House, when no one expects it now," he added.
"We've got to make the case of what we're for and what they are for."