Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) referred to as it absurd that Nikki Haley is launching ageist assaults when the nation is preventing racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Transcript through CBS’s Face The Nation:
MARGARET BRENNAN: Former ambassador Nikki Haley is working for President, as you realize, and she or he stated there ought to be a compulsory psychological competency take a look at for politicians older than 75. You’re 81. Do you’re taking offense at that? Do you agree?
SEN. SANDERS: What did she imply? I don’t perceive what- [laughs]. Yeah, no. I believe that’s absurd. , there’s a stage–
MARGARET BRENNAN: “Absurd.”
SEN. SANDERS: Yeah, you realize, we’re preventing racism, we’re preventing sexism, we’re preventing homophobia, I believe we also needs to be preventing ageism. Belief individuals, take a look at individuals and say, you realize, this individual is competent, this individual shouldn’t be competent. There are quite a lot of 40 yr olds on the market who ain’t notably competent. Older individuals, you realize, you take a look at the person, I don’t assume you make a blanket assertion.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Okay. So in the case of the present President or the previous President and their age vary, it doesn’t concern you?
SEN. SANDERS: Take a look at what they do, what they consider in. What are they preventing for? What does Donald Trump stand for? Do you consider in that? Properly, I definitely don’t. What does Joe Biden stand for? What’s he doing? Has he accomplished- look at- take a look at him in that method, not on age.
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The nation has actual issues. Nikki Haley didn’t point out mass shootings, or individuals being killed by the police. Haley wasn’t all for discussing the nation’s issues with racism, sexism, or homophobia.
Nikki Haley is most involved about forcing presidential candidates to take cognitive exams.
Sen. Sanders was proper, and the truth that the one factor her marketing campaign announcement is being remembered for is her cognitive testing remarks suggests how forgettable she is as a candidate.
It isn’t a wise transfer for Haley to go ageist when a lot of the Republican major citizens is made up of older voters.
If Republicans are relying on ageism, there are going to lose one other presidential election in 2024.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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