Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk called out what must be obvious to a majority of Americans. Much of the nation’s representation in Washington is medically unfit to serve, and a constitutional amendment setting a peak age for Congress should be considered.
The most recent example of this fact came Wednesday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) froze while addressing a media gathering. This went on for several bizarre moments before he was ushered away by colleagues.
The 81-year-old later said he was simply light-headed. Earlier this year he suffered a concussion and a broken rib when he fell in a Washington hotel.
A Twitter user shared a video of the spectacle and noted that on both sides of the political aisle are “people who genuinely belong in a nursing home. How are we allowing this to happen?”
Musk responded, “We need a constitutional amendment. This is insane.”
'This is insane': Elon Musk calls for constitutional amendment after bizarre McConnell episode https://t.co/qaUlFQMy8j
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 28, 2023
Shortly before this particular post, Musk responded to a tweet by Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon. He asked, “Why do we have minimum age requirements to serve in government, but no upper age limits?”
Dillon added, “I’m not sure what the cutoff should be, but it seems clear 80 is too old.”
Musk humorously replied, “Maybe also some kind of basic test like ‘what is your job and what year is it?’”
In 2021, Musk tweeted that there should be an age limit after which candidates are barred from running for office. At that time he suggested that the number should be “just below 70.” He repeated that assertion last year.
It is noteworthy that President Joe Biden turns 81 this year and is already the oldest president in U.S. history. And he is running for reelection, which if he wins would make him 86 when his second term expires.
Needless to say, his age and mental acuity have been brought into question.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) turned 83 this year, and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is 90. Many in her own party have called into question her fitness to serve. Even the leftist media cannot help but note her obvious deficiencies.
NBC News reported that the Democrat seemed confused Thursday as her Senate colleagues voted on a defense appropriations bill. Expected to simply respond “aye” or “nay,” she instead launched into a speech declaring her support for the bill.
This ended with an aide whispering in her ear,”Just say aye.”