CBC Chair: Issue Around Biden's Age 'More Around Ageism and Ableism'

CBC Chair: Issue Around Biden’s Age ‘More Around Ageism and Ableism’


On Monday’s broadcast of “CNN NewsNight,” Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) stated that the issue around President Joe Biden’s age “is more around ageism and ableism and not what this President, President Biden has done.”

After Horsford said that he hasn’t heard concerns about Biden’s age from voters, host Abby Phillip said, “[T]here’s a lot of polling out there, the recent one after the debate, showing more than 70% of voters think that President Biden is not demonstrating the capacity to be president. 56% of Democrats say that they would be better off with another nominee. Those are the concerns that I’m talking about that are showing up in the numbers and that are affecting his approval rating.”

Horsford responded, “What I

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