Now Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is Commenting on Biden and Trump’s Age.

Really? Of all people?

Lauren Elizabeth

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When it comes to politics across the Democratic and Republican Parties here in the United States, one thing so many of them seem to have in common is a staggering lack of self awareness. I mean, there are times where what comes out of there mouths will catch me off guard. Sometimes you wonder if it’s on purpose, or if they’re genuinely that obtuse. I like to imagine it’s a little of both, but nevertheless they keep at it.

The latest of these politicians being, of course, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who decided that he was going to way in on none other than the age of Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell.

Bryan Metzger with Business Insider writes:

“…House Speaker Mike Johnson, along with other top House GOP leaders, issued a statement after the report declaring that the 81-year-old Biden was “certainly unfit for the Oval Office.”

But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who turns 82 next week, isn’t taking that stance — and is even suggesting that age will also be a concern for the 77-year-old former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election.”

Really?

McConnell, who is about to turn 82 an djust so happens to be older than both, is going to tut tut about the age of the two Presidential candidates?

It really is incredible…

Don’t get me wrong. I can’t stand the fact that both of our leading candidates are so advanced in their age. I refuse to believe that it’s unreasonable to wonder whether someone in their 80s is going to able to not even cognitively, but simply physically handle the toll that this job is going to take on the body. And when it comes to Joe Biden, he’s not only running a rigorous cross-country reelection effort, he’s already President on top of it.

But for Mitch McConnell of all people…really?

He’s 82 years old. 82 years old and he’s already left a lasting negative impact that some of his Republican colleagues could only dream of, particularly when it comes to the court system and laying the foundation for their longterm goals.

And yet, it still isn’t enough. If he’s so concerned about the age of his peers, why doesn’t he retire? Please. By all means, step aside. Step aside and let someone else take the reins. What’s stopping him? Why doesn’t he do what so many of us cannot wait to do, and retire, spend time with friends and family, travel, relax…He’s priviliged enough to have that opportunity, so if advanced age is such an issue for him, why doesn’t he just leave office?

At the end of the day, none of these people deserve to be taken seriously.

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx