CURL: Congress Needs An Age Limit ASAP — For Democrats And Republicans

  • Consider this: America is 246 years old. But the combined age of the former three top Democrats in the House is 248. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is 83; as is former Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD); and former Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) is 82. All gave up their powerful posts at the beginning of this congressional session.
  • The Republicans are much the same. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina is 79. Rep. John Carter of Texas is 81. And Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky is 85, the oldest Republican in the House. But the Democrats are far older. In fact, of the oldest 20 lawmakers in the chamber, 15 are Democrats. And five of them were born in the 1930s.
  • Now, here’s the problem: What does the 83-year-old Pelosi — worth some $115 million — know about what it’s like to live in the U.S. as a struggling worker making five figures and trying to buy a house and raise kids?
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