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Con­gress is growing ever old­er. It’s time to re­con­sid­er term lim­its

8 September 2023

4:05 AM

8 September 2023

4:05 AM

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze in place and was unable to answer questions for an agonizing period. The incident raised concerns about both his age (eighty-one) and health. But it should spark a larger debate about the gerontocracy that sits atop America’s government.

In January, the Pew Research Center reported that the Senate’s median age is now 65.3

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