Bernie Sanders is the reason "we need" competency tests

Bernie Sanders is the reason “we need” competency tests

Former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley replied to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after criticizing her proposed mental capacity tests for older politicians.

Driving the news: Sanders, 81, told Stephen Colbert the CBS’s “Late Show” Monday that Haley’s plan for proficiency testing for all federal applicants over the age of 75 is “nothing more than old-fashioned ageism” and is “not acceptable.”

  • Haley, 51, defended her proposal by saying at a campaign event on Tuesday that Bernie Sanders lost his mind because I asked. He’s exactly what we need him for.” The hill.

To note : When Colbert said the Constitution already sets out the qualifications for the presidency, Sanders replied, “Well, some of these guys don’t worry too much about the Constitution.”

Catch up fast: Haley, 51, pitched the idea of ​​mental capacity testing during his 2024 presidential campaign announcement last week.

  • “America hasn’t passed its peak. It’s just that our politicians have passed theirs,” the former South Carolina governor said.
  • Sanders then called the proposal “absurd” and told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that “we’re fighting racism, we’re fighting sexism, we’re fighting homophobia, I think we should be fighting racism as well. ‘ageism’.

What to watch: Democrats and Republicans are increasingly talking about age in order to avoid a rematch in 2024 between Biden, 80, and former President Trump, 76.

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