While he stopped short of giving a full endorsement, Moulton expressed his view that former Vice President Joe Biden would make a “fantastic” president.
“I do think that Trump is going to be hard to beat,” the congressman told the 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.”
Moulton never had a chance to face off directly against the field of Democratic contenders — the congressman failed to reach the threshold for participation either of the first two Democratic debates.
While Moulton never had a breakout moment on stage, he gained national attention when he came forward to share his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder after multiple combat deployments in the Iraq War.
“I mean, the only reason I haven’t shared it until this time is because I’ve been concerned about the political consequences,” Moulton told Vice News in June. “And you know what? Fuck it. It’s the right thing to do.”
The congressman expressed his thanks in a note to his supporters on Friday, saying he no longer see a path to the party’s nomination.
Running for president with you behind me was one of the greatest honors of my life. Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/cfLhb7aoH3
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) August 23, 2019
“Although this campaign is not ending the way we had hoped, I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished in just a few months,” he said. “We ran on taking back patriotism from the Republican Party, and we drove the national conversation around foreign policy, mental health, gun reform, and national service.”