Eighty-three-year-old Nancy Pelosi will run for another term

 September 10, 2023

In a surprising development, Politico reported last week that 83-year-old California Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi will seek yet another term in office.

While Pelosi seems likely to win given the deep blue character of her district, she's failing to address the perception among many Democrats that their party's leadership is too old.  

Pelosi says she needs "to advance San Francisco values"

According to Politico, Pelosi first revealed her intention to remain on the ballot during a meeting with campaign volunteers on Friday.

She followed that announcement up with a tweet that read, "Now more than ever our City needs us to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery."

"Our country needs America to show the world that our flag is still there, with liberty and justice for ALL. That is why I am running for reelection — and respectfully ask for your vote," she went on to add.

Two-thirds of Democrats think Biden is too old to run again

Word that the elderly former House speaker hopes to remain on Capitol Hill came in the wake of a recent CNN poll which contained stark news for President Joe Biden.

It found that 56% of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independent voters are "seriously concerned" about the president's "current level of physical and mental competence."

What's more, another 62% are "seriously concerned" about whether or not Biden has the "ability to serve another full term as president if reelected."

California Democrat calls on Dianne Feinstein to step down

Meanwhile, there is also growing skepticism over the age and fitness of 90-year-old California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

That feeling was expressed earlier this year by California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, who tweeted, "It’s time for [Sen. Feinstein] to resign. We need to put the country ahead of personal loyalty."

"While she has had a lifetime of public service, it is obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties. Not speaking out undermines our credibility as elected representatives of the people," he added.

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