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 MoultonPortland: The Pentagon should step up or pipe down House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday MORE (D-Mass.) said on Friday that he believed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Trump outraises Biden in July, surpasses billion for the cycle Duckworth: Republican coronavirus package would 'gut' Americans With Disabilities Act 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 WarrenBill from Warren, Gillibrand and Waters would make Fed fight economic racial inequalities The other reason Democrats want Biden to shun debates The Memo: Biden faces balancing act MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay Sanders supporters launch six-figure ad campaign explaining why they're voting for Biden 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.