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Moulton says Biden would make 'fantastic president'

Moulton says Biden would make 'fantastic president'
© Greg Nash

Former Democratic presidential hopeful and Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonOcasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package America must keep its promise to Afghan translators High-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress MORE (D-Mass.) said on Friday that he believed former Vice President Joe Biden 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 BidenJoe BidenJapan to possibly ease COVID-19 restrictions before Olympics 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday China supplies millions of vaccine doses to developing nations in Asia MORE 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 WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democratic patience runs out on bipartisan talks NYC progressives anxiously watch Maya Wiley's ascent MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders opposes Biden Interior nominee in procedural vote Briahna Joy Gray on how Sanders changed the healthcare conversation Sanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs 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.