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 BennetSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans Klobuchar on missing campaigning for impeachment: 'I can do two things at once' MORE (D-Colo.) said Sunday that his fellow presidential candidate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' 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 TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' 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 SandersSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE [I-Vt.]?” host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddShepard Smith talking to MSNBC about prime-time spot as network eyes Chuck Todd move: report Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims 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."