Rep. Eric Swalwell urged former Vice President Joe Biden to pass the torch to younger candidates by quoting then-Sen. Joe Biden back to the now 76-year-old candidate.
“I was 6 years old when a presidential candidate came to the California Democratic convention and said it’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans,” the California Democrat said. “That candidate was then-Sen. Joe Biden.”
The line landed as Swalwell, who is 38, and Biden were split screen on camera as the audience let out a collective gasp.
“He was right when he said that 32 years ago. He is still right today,” Swalwell continued.
“If we are going to solve the issue, pass the torch. If we are going to solve climate chaos, pass the cover. If we want to end gun violence and solve student debt, pass the torch.”
Biden, in response, said, "I'm still holding onto that torch. I want to make it clear."