Mitch McConnell: After health scare, voters weigh in on whether politicians are too old

The 81-year-old appeared to freeze for the second time in just over a month this week while speaking to reporters. In the US, the average age in the Senate is 64 years old, while two of the leading 2024 presidential candidates – Joe Biden and Donald Trump – are over 75 years old. A range of voters who spoke to the BBC say they have concerns about what some have called America’s gerontocracy.


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