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Bennet: 'Many people would say' Iraq war support was not Biden's 'finest hour'

Bennet: 'Many people would say' Iraq war support was not Biden's 'finest hour'
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Sen.  Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetDemocratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Hickenlooper ousts Gardner in Colorado, handing Democrats vital pickup Lobbying world MORE (D-Colo.) said Sunday that his fellow presidential candidate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE’s support for the war in Iraq was “not his finest hour” in the eyes of some voters.

“I think it is much harder to unite the Democratic party if you voted in favor of the Iraq War, and I think it’s much harder to take on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE, who takes every single position,” Bennet said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Well you realize I just described Joe Biden. Does that make him less electable than, say, a [Sen.] Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE [I-Vt.]?” host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddRichmond says GOP 'reluctant to stand up and tell the emperor he wears no clothes' GOP senator calls for cooperation on Biden transition: 'I'd rather have a president that has more than one day to prepare' Hogan calls Giuliani press conference a 'train wreck' MORE asked Bennet.

“I think that many people would say that was not his finest hour,” Bennet responded. “From my vantage point, there’s a real question in my mind about whether any of the leading candidates can take on Donald Trump, which is why I’ve stayed in this race.”

“Voters in New Hampshire are more undecided today than they are six weeks ago or six months ago, because they know how much is at stake and they know we need to nominate somebody who can beat Donald Trump he added,” saying that as president “I would invite congressional participation in these foreign policy decisions.”

Sanders, who opposed the war, has frequently drawn contrasts between himself and Biden on the issue.

"It is appalling that after 18 years Joe Biden still refuses to admit he was dead wrong on the Iraq War, the worst foreign policy blunder in modern American history," Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to the Sanders campaign, said in a statement late Saturday. "Unlike 23 of his Senate colleagues who got it right, Biden made explicitly clear that he was voting for war, and even after the war started, he boasted that he didn’t regret it."