In an interview on NewsNation Friday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said. that people should vote for “a president we expect will complete the term.”
Kennedy, a 2024 Democratic presidential candidate, made the statement in response to a question about Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent self-declaration in which she said she is prepared to be president “if necessary.” Her boss, President Biden, has faced concerns about his health and age during his presidency and the next presidential election.
“If Kamala Harris thinks she should be president, let’s run and, you know, let’s have a race,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy’s statement also comes in the wake of other recent notable examples of national news about the age and health status of American politicians. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared to get stuck twice in two different press conferences within weeks. Senator Dianne Feinstein was absent from the Senate months earlier after being hospitalized for shingles.
Biden’s most likely rival for the general election, Donald Trump, is no spring chicken himself at 77. In a recent poll by The Economist/YouGov, 76 percent of Americans said there should be an age limit for the presidency.
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