During Nikki Haley’s CPAC speech, the GOP presidential candidate said politicians over the age of 75 should require a mental competency test.
Nikki Haley's CPAC audience is completely silent as she talks about why politicians over 75 should take mental competency tests. Awkward. pic.twitter.com/1E2Mpt9x7t
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 3, 2023
When I launched my campaign, I said every politician over 75 years old should be required to take a mental competency test. Have you seen DC lately? We should start with Joe Biden – and we shouldn’t stop there. #CPAC2023
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) March 3, 2023
CNN asked Jill Biden if she thinks Joe should undergo a mental competency test.
“Nikki Haley, one of the Republican candidates, is calling for mental competency tests for those politicians over the age of 75. What do you think about that?” CNN White House Correspondent Arlette Saenz asked.
“Ridiculous,” Jill Biden responded.
“Would your husband ever take one of those?” Saenz asked.
Watch Jill Biden’s reaction:
Check out Jill Biden's reaction.
'Ridiculous. We would never even discuss a mental competency test for Joe.'pic.twitter.com/pzHQK4dvR3
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 6, 2023
“Ridiculous,” First Lady Dr. Jill Biden said when asked about Nikki Haley’s proposal that politicians over age of 75 take mental competency tests https://t.co/YsnEGdtQZI
— Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) March 5, 2023
Asked if her husband, who would be 82 at his inauguration if he’s reelected, would consider taking such a test, Jill Biden said, “We would never even discuss something like that.”
Haley, a former US ambassador to the United Nations and twice-elected South Carolina governor, first put forth the proposal when she announced her presidential candidacy last month. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with the Democrats, slammed the proposal as “absurd” and ageist.
“We are fighting racism. We’re fighting sexism. We’re fighting homophobia. I think we should also be fighting ageism. Trust people, look at people, and say, ‘You know, this person is competent. This person’s incompetent.’ There are a lot of 40-year-olds out there who ain’t particularly competent,” Sanders said in an interview with CBS News last month.
As the Bidens prepare for a possible 2024 presidential campaign, the first lady pushed back on concerns about her husband’s age, citing his recent travel schedule as reflective of his stamina.
“How many 30-year-olds could travel to Poland, get on the train? Go nine more hours, go to Ukraine, meet with President (Volodymyr) Zelensky?” she said. “So, look at the man. Look what he’s doing. Look what he continues to do each and every day.”
During an extensive sit-down with CNN, Jill Biden said she is “all for” her husband running for reelection in 2024. But the first lady also left an opening for her husband should he decide against a run.
“It’s Joe’s decision,” she said. “And we support whatever he wants to do. If he’s in, we’re there. If he wants to do something else, we’re there too.”
Perhaps Jill Biden should consider a mental competency test for Joe Biden?
Let’s review the past two days alone.
Biden stumbled (again) on the steps of Air Force One.
On Monday, Biden had this bizarre comment when addressing the IAFF.
“I was diagnosed with having a anyway they had to take the top of my head off a couple times to see if I had a brain.”
Joe Biden: “They Had to Take The Top of My Head Off…to See If I Had a Brain”
Yet, most Democrats won’t say the quiet part out loud.
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