O'Malley on Biden Run: Would be Nice to Have Another 'Lifelong' Democrat

The Maryland Governor spoke with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.

“No, it is a compliment to Vice President Biden for also being a lifelong Democrat," O'Malley said, adding that he has "a great deal of respect" for Biden and thinks he is a “very, very good and decent man."

“Until we start having debates and start offering those ideas that move our country forward, we're going to be bogged down in questions of, 'What did Hillary Clinton know and when did she know it?'" he said. "We cannot allow our party to be branded by those sorts of questions of the past. We have to look to the future."

The former Maryland governor told Stephanopoulos, "I am not going to get into get into name calling debate with Mr. Trump." Adding, "I did take great exception to the hateful language he uses with regards to whole groups of new American immigrants. And I also have a great deal of disagreement with the economic policies he espouses, which are good for billionaires but bad for working people."