(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Republican Representative John James has introduced a new legislation that if successful would set an age limit blocking those over the age of 75 from running for office. The new rule would not only affect Congress members but also the Vice President and President.
The resolution which would amend the Constitution has come after lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have brought forward concerns about the age of many Congress leaders. These criticisms about the effects of age on serving Congress members have also been heightened by the two recent incidents where Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, froze in front of reporters. McConnell was first elected in 1985. Senator Dianne Feinstein, 90, who has held her office since 1992 has also been faced with a lot of criticism and concerns following her recent health issues.
Voters have also expressed concerns about President Biden’s, 80 ability to continue serving. Polling has also shown that this is one of the Democrat’s main concerns going into the 2024 presidential election, as if successful Biden would start his second term in office at 82 and end it at 86 years of age.
James’ communications director Noah Sadlier noted that the bill exhibited the Representative’s wish for a new generation to take over the federal government for both parties. He continued that the statistics have also shown that Americans wanted to see a new generation of leaders. This is why he believes many Democrats would support this legislation.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, James argued that the world was getting faster, not slower, and that since there was a lower age limit there should also be an upper one.
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