Vulnerable Dem Rep. Pat Ryan Calls on Biden to Drop Out

Rep. Pat Ryan, a New York Democrat running for reelection in a competitive district, in an interview on Wednesday called on President Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 presidential election “for the good of the country.”

Ryan, a moderate seen as one of the most vulnerable House Democrats this election, told The New York Times in an interview that former President Donald Trump is an “existential threat” to democracy in America and said he no longer believes Biden will be able to beat him in November.

“I’d be doing a grave disservice if I said he was the best candidate to serve this fall,” Ryan said. “For the good of our country, for my two young kids, I’m asking Joe Biden to step aside in the upcoming election and deliver on the promise to be a bridge to a new generation of leaders.”

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