(TotalConservative.com) – Former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the state of the United States Senate, describing it as a “privileged nursing home” after GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell’s recent freezing incident in Kentucky.
During a press conference on Wednesday, the Senate Minority Leader froze once again in the middle of his remarks.
In July, the same thing happened to McConnell during a press conference at the Capitol. Ever since he fell in March at a hotel in D.C. while attending a private dinner, McConnell’s health has been in question. After the fall, he was out of the Senate for nearly six weeks. It was revealed after his first freezing incident that McConnell fell again just prior, but it wasn’t reported on at the time. Now that McConnell froze again, serious questions cannot be ignored about his ability to serve in his position.
Haley appeared on Fox News and told host Gillian Turner that she doesn’t think anyone “should feel good about seeing that [what happened to McConnell]” any more than the decline of Dianna Feinstein or “Joe Biden’s decline.” She added that what she will say is that “the Senate is the most privileged nursing home in the country,” and that although McConnell “has done some great things and deserves credit,” one should “know when to leave.”
Feinstein had to take time off after she was hospitalized for Shingles, and Biden’s gaffs and falling incidents are becoming difficult to keep up with.
Haley criticized Biden’s advanced age (80) right at the start of her campaign, even insinuating she was also talking about his former boss, former President Donald Trump, who is currently 77. Upon launching his presidential run, Haley said Washington needs a “new generation” of leadership.
During the recent Fox interview, she reiterated her position that “anyone over the age of 75” should take a “mental competency” test to serve in office, and that she wouldn’t mind seeing it required at the age of 50, which would include Haley herself, who’s 50.
She said this is important because these are the people “making decisions on our national security,” the economy, and the border, and they need to be “at the top of their game.”
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