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 MoultonIt's time for Congress to establish a national mental health crisis number Bill introduced to give special immigrant visas to Kurds who helped US in Syria Tim Ryan drops out of 2020 presidential race MORE (D-Mass.) said on Friday that he believed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete 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 WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal 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.