Torres: Biden’s age isn’t ideal but ‘best hope’ to win


NEW YORK — Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday faulted Democrats for not doing more to cultivate the “next generation of leadership,” adding it wasn’t ideal that President Joe Biden was mounting a reelection bid at age 80.

“He has a powerful record on which to run for reelection,” Torres said at a Manhattan event hosted by the Association for a Better New York, a pro-business civic group. “But is it ideal that we have an 80-year-old running for president? No. But he’s the best hope we have for beating Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis.”

Torres has backed Biden’s reelection bid.