House Dem says Biden should follow in George Washington's footsteps and 'step aside' for new leaders

A New England Democrat has said that President Biden should "step aside" and do as former President Washington did to make way for new leaders. 

Rep. Seth Moulton, D–Mass., joined the growing list of liberals calling for Biden to end his re-election bid after the recent presidential debate in Atlanta. 

Concerns over Biden's cognitive health following his performance at the debate sparked growing calls among Democrats for the president to drop out of the race.

"President Biden has done enormous service to our country, but now is the time for him to follow in one of our founding father, George Washington's footsteps, and step aside to let new leaders rise up and run against Donald Trump," Moulton told WBUR Thursday.

Moulton was referring to when President Washington voluntarily stepped down from the role in 1797 after eight years, setting the precedent that a president should only serve two terms in office.

The congressman joins at least two other Democratic representatives in officially calling for the president to step down as the nominee. 

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