Ex-Trump campaign adviser: Biden would be able to 'sit down and get some things done' with Republicans

A former Trump campaign adviser defended former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPerry delegation talking points stressed pushing Ukraine to deal with 'corruption' GOP senator airs anti-Biden ad in Iowa amid impeachment trial Biden photobombs live national news broadcast at one of his rallies MORE after the centrist Democratic candidate claimed that he would be able to break through legislative gridlock in Washington.

“The Senate is a club — it’s one of the most elite clubs in the world,” Jack KingstonJohon (Jack) Heddens KingstonEx-Trump campaign adviser: Biden would be able to 'sit down and get some things done' with Republicans The Hill's Top Lobbyists 2019 Hundreds apply to fill Isakson's Senate seat in Georgia MORE, a senior adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign, told Hill.TV on Wednesday. “I think he would have the ability to sit down and get some things done in a way that Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Philip Morris International — HHS has no plans to declare emergency over coronavirus | GOP senator calls for travel ban to stop outbreak | Warren releases plan to contain infectious diseases Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew campaign ad goes after Sanders by mentioning heart attack Biden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Steyer rebukes Biden for arguing with supporter he thought was Sanders voter MORE — also members — would not be able to do."

Biden has repeatedly pointed to his track record working with Republican colleagues to pass bipartisan legislation.

Earlier this year, he proclaimed that Republicans would have “an epiphany” and start working more with Democrats once President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE left office.

Biden appeared to elaborate on those comments Tuesday, saying “all politics is the logical extension of human nature, personal relationships.”

He also predicted that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump allies throw jabs at Bolton over book's claims GOP confident of win on witnesses Collins Senate bid threatens to spark GOP rift in Georgia MORE (R-Ky.) would become “mildly cooperative” with Democrats if Trump was no longer president.

“I’m not suggesting all of a sudden everyone’s going to project a new sense of courage and political courage,” Biden said during fundraiser in New York. “What I’m suggesting [is] that the dynamic changes when the right vote, as opposed to the vote you don’t agree with, becomes a possibility if you vote for it.

“And so that’s why I think you’re going to see even Mitch McConnell changing some ideas or being more ― how can I say ― mildly cooperative,” he added later to laughter from the crowd.

However, Biden has faced some criticism for centering much of his campaign on his willingness and ability to work with Republicans.

The former Vice President received backlash last month after saying he would be willing to consider a Republican running mate in 2020, but he stopped short of naming which members of the other party he’d pick for the spot.

— Tess Bonn