Bernie Sanders Jokes After Being Asked About Politicians and Age Limits


Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) responded with a joke to a question about politicians and age limits.

During an appearance on “CBS Mornings,” co-host Gayle King noted there is a “group of younger politicians who say now is the time to let the younger generation come through.”

Co-host Tony Dokoupil mentioned a poll showing most Americans say there should be age limits on politicians.

“Where are you on that question, Mr. 81-year-old?” Dokoupil asked.

Sanders laughed and acted like he did not hear the question.

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“Excuse me, what did you say?” Sanders joked.

He added, “What I think we do, guys, is we look too much at race, at gender, at age — what does somebody stand for?”

Still, Sanders acknowledged voters want “people who are competent, capable, have the energy. I mean, my God, to be president the United States requires an enormous amount of energy.”

He continued, “But I would say first of all, take a look at what people stand for, and we don’t do that enough.”

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According to a CBS News poll, 73% say there should be maximum age limits for elected officials compared to 27% who do not believe there should be age limits.

Forty percent believe 70 years old should be the maximum age limit for elected officials.

The survey was conducted from August 29 to 31 and surveyed 2,085 U.S. adult residents.

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CNN noted last week previous polls have indicated President Joe Biden’s age “plays a large factor in doubts Americans have about him serving a second term.”

Others have raised questions about Biden’s mental fitness, as IJR reported.

Former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) told Fox News “it’s continued to get worse since he was candidate Joe Biden.”

He continued, “When I first started talking about this, the American people have continued to have questions about a lot of his bizarre behaviors, this holding hands thing is one of them, the way he makes up stories, and he just repeatedly tells the stories that everyone has documented are not true, that happens pretty frequently.”

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