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Nikki Haley Says Older Politicians Should Take Cognition Tests

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Age is a real thing.  Human beings, as we get older, we start to fall apart – for lack of a better term.  Our eyesight starts to fade, our joints stiffen.  For many, we may lose control of certain functions of the body or the mind.

There’s a point where it becomes imperative that we limit ourselves in old age, if not just for our own safety, but for the safety of those around us.  At some age, you’re going to stop cleaning your own gutters.  At another age, perhaps you stop driving.

And at some point, maybe you stop trying to be the leader of the free world.

You see, Joe Biden has long been criticized for what many see as an obvious cognitive decline within the septuagenarian President.  Now, a former member of the Trump administration thinks that, maybe, there should be a test for that.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggested in an interview on Thursday that leaders in the government who are of an advanced age should undergo a “cognitive test.”

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The Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody questioned Haley about her thoughts on the mental health of 78-year-old President Biden, the oldest man to hold the office, asking if she had any concerns.

“Well what I’ll tell you is, rather than making this about a person, we seriously need to have a conversation that if you’re gonna have anyone above a certain age in a position of power — whether it’s the House, whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s vice president, whether it’s president — you should have some sort of cognitive test,” Haley said, comparing it to how lawmakers disclose their tax returns.

And that’s not all:

“And right now, let’s face it, we’ve got a lot of people in leadership positions that are old. And that’s not being disrespectful. That’s a fact,” Haley, 49, added. “And when it comes to that, this shouldn’t be partisan. We should seriously be looking at the ages of the people that are running our country and understand if that’s what we want.”

Haley’s name has been tossed around as a potential 2024 presidential candidate on several whisper-y occasions, but no concrete proof of her interest has been established as of yet.


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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.