Moulton says Biden would make 'fantastic president'

Moulton says Biden would make 'fantastic president'
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Former Democratic presidential hopeful and Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Wall Street ends volatile month in major test for Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Hurricane headed for Florida changes Trump's travel plans MORE (D-Mass.) said on Friday that he believed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Budowsky: Donald, Boris, Bibi — The right in retreat MORE would make a "fantastic president."

The comments came shortly after Moulton ended his presidential bid, having failed to gain traction in the polls and on the campaign trail.

“I do think that Trump is going to be hard to beat,” Moulton told The Washington Post. “I think Vice President Biden would make a fantastic president. He’s a mentor and a friend, and I’ve been impressed by the campaign he has run so far.”

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“It’s evident now that this is essentially a three-way race” among Biden, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi set to unveil drug price plan | Abortion rate in US hits lowest level since Roe v. Wade | Dems threaten to subpoena Juul MORE (I-Vt.), he continued. 

Moulton went on to express concerns that the Democratic primary “veering too far left could lose us this election," citing health care in particular. 

“I think we should strengthen ObamaCare and have a robust public option that can compete against private plans,” the congressman said. 

Biden has repeatedly warned Democrats against embracing "Medicare for All," arguing that former President Obama's signature health care law needs to be improved instead. 

The former vice president's campaign has also stressed that Biden has the best chance of beating Trump in a head-to-head match-up. 

"So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care, than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election, and maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, 'OK, I personally like so-and-so better,' but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump," Jill Biden, Joe Biden's wife, said earlier this week.