Nikki Haley Clobbers Bernie Sanders

Lorie Shaull from St Paul, United States, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( Presidential candidate Nikki Haley defended her proposal for politicians over 75 having to complete mandatory competency tests on Tuesday.

Sanders, 81, recently criticized the proposal to Stephen Colbert of CBS’s “Late Show” on Monday stating that Haley’s proposal for mandatory competency tests was a clear example of “old-fashioned ageism” he added that this was unacceptable.

Haley responded to Sander’s claims during a campaign event when an audience member asked about the proposal. To this, she responded by stating that Sanders was “exactly the reason” that mandatory testing was necessary. She further added that the senator has “lost his mind” over her proposal.

Haley extended her criticisms pointing out that other veteran Democratic lawmakers, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) were the precise reason why this proposal is necessary. Feinstein, 89, has had her cognitive capacities questioned prior to announcing that she would not be seeking reelection at the end of her term. As a result, Democrats are now racing to see who would succeed her and win her seat.

Haley’s proposal has managed to bring her a lot of publicity since she rolled out her presidential campaign last week. Haley’s speech for the most part was focused on crime, education, and immigration. She was also positive in her comments about Donald Trump, whom she refused to differentiate herself from too much. When one attendee even suggested whether Haley would consider Trump as her running mate in 2024, Haley joked around asking, “How well do you think it would go over if I called President Trump [and ] said ‘Do you wanna be my VP?’”.

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