June 13, 2022

The age of politics


Washington is run by Biden, 79 … Speaker Pelosi, 82 … Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a comparatively youthful 71 … and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, age 80.

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, running the U.S. pandemic response, is 81.

It's a global phenomenon: Pope Francis is 85. Prince Charles, Britain's next king, is 73.

  • And it's not just the top of the ticket. The average age of the Senate at the beginning of this Congress (last year) was 64.3 years — the oldest in history. Seven senators are in their 80s.


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