Senatorial Senility

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘We have the oldest Senate in American history,’ Roxanne Roberts writes in The Washington Post. Roberts rattles off the five octogenarians — Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), age 88; Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), age 87; Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), age 87; Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), age 86; and Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), age 81 — and tells us that ‘Twenty-three members of the Senate are in their 70s,’ noting that ‘only one is under 40.’ … Age isn’t the problem. Not exactly. My issue with octogenarian Senators Feinstein, Grassley, Shelby, Inhofe and Leahy is that they’ve been politicians in Washington for the last 28, 40, 43, 34, and 46 years, respectively. That’s way too long.” (06/09/21)