New York Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo leveled criticism against his fellow Democrats during an appearance on MSNBC Live on Tuesday, saying that his party's major problem has been to "provide results in people's lives."
Cuomo went on to praise Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, whom he considers a long-time friend and the best hope for the Democrats in the coming presidential election.
"I think what Democrats are concerned with, they want someone who can beat Trump, and I think Joe Biden is the man there. I think they want someone who understands what this race is all about. And it's not just about specific issues: it goes much broader and deeper than that," Cuomo said. "It's the character of the country, its values, and its priorities. And Joe Biden represents that: They want someone who can actually get something done once elected."
Cuomo added that Biden's long record in the Senate show a commitment to progressive policies he believes Democratic voters want to see implemented in their everyday lives, a quality he believes other candidates do not possess.
"The Democrats' problem, I think, has been their failure to actually provide results in people's lives. People can't eat rhetoric. They need more income. They need more bread. They need more jobs. And Joe Biden can actually get something done," Cuomo said. "It's not the politics of symbolism. He will be a person who can have a government that actually delivers."
Biden has run for president twice, once in 1988 and again in 2008. Both times, he flamed out in the primaries. The 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama chose Biden to serve as his vice president in 2008, a role which Biden filled or eight years when Obama won the general election.
Biden launched his third presidential campaign last week, amid scandals surrounding his overly touchy public persona and his treatment of Anita Hill at her testimony during the 1991 confirmation process of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.