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Sen. Coons Reads Washington’s Farewell Address

Coons is the first Delaware senator to uphold the tradition. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

On President George Washington’s birthday, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., delivered the traditional Washington’s Farewell Address floor speech on Monday.  

“It is an incredible honor to be the first senator from Delaware to read George Washington’s Farewell Address,” Coons told HOH.