7th House Dem calls on Biden to drop out

New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill on Tuesday became the latest House Democrat to call for President Joe Biden to step off the ticket.

“I know that President Biden and his team have been true public servants and have put the country and the best interests of democracy first and foremost in their considerations,” she said in a statement. “And because I know President Biden cares deeply about the future of our country, I am asking that he declare that he won’t run for reelection and will help lead us through a process toward a new nominee.”

Sherrill, who flipped a GOP-held seat in 2018 before it became bluer in redistricting, has been a key national security voice in the party. She’s now the seventh member of the House Democratic caucus to publicly call for Biden to drop out of the presidential race.