In a Wednesday appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) sounded off on Vice President Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday resurgence to surpass Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as the frontrunner.
Coons, a longtime close friend of Biden, said the former vice president and the Democratic Party both had “a great night,” adding it is was “an enormous relief” to see him do well.
“John, this was a great night for Joe Biden, for the Democratic Party, and for the future of our country,” Coons told host John Berman.
He added, “[Biden] cares about all of us and he’s got the ability to take down Donald Trump and make him a one-term president. And so frankly, last night was an enormous relief as America came home.”
Berman asked Coons to expound on his “relief” remark.
“There were lots of pundits who were predicting against what I thought in my gut that last night would be a big win for Bernie Sanders, that the hundreds of millions of dollars that Mike Bloomberg spent all across the country were going to make a big difference, that the ground game and the organization that Senator Warren had built in a number of states would make a big difference, there were lots of prognosticators and predictors saying that last night was going to be very disappointing for those of us who believe deeply in Joe Biden. Instead, he won in Minnesota, he won in Alabama, he won in Texas and he won in Massachusetts. And that really says something about his electability. Donald Trump is right to be afraid of Joe Biden as his opponent in November because he’s going to beat him,” Coons replied.