Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Joe Biden against growing criticisms over his age, telling MSNBC he is like a “kid” to her, adding, “age is relative.”
Pelosi was asked about Biden facing mounting criticism over his age during an interview with the “Morning Joe” hosts.
“I think the president should embrace his age, his experience, the knowledge he brings to the job. Actually, the leader on the other side is not much younger,” Pelosi said.
“I don’t like to use his name, but you know who I mean. He’s not that much younger,” she added.
“So I don’t think – age is a relative thing. It is – and I think this president, our country is very well served by his leadership, again, his experience, his knowledge, and it counts for a lot,” Pelosi continued.
Pelosi repeated that age was “relative” and added, “he’s a kid to me.”
“So we want him to do his unfinished business. I couldn’t be prouder of him,” the former House Speaker added.
“And again, we’re very fortunate that he is in that position. But again, age is relative. What – I was in L.A. for some Democratic stuff recently, and I met with Norman Lear, who’s 100, going on 101.”
“He was telling me some new shows he was involved in, I had a meeting with Frank Gehry, a 90- something architect, showing me new buildings he’s building throughout the world and they were like ’80, he’s a kid.’ I was like yeah. It is relative,” Pelosi said.
“He’s younger than I am, so he’s a kid to me as well. The president is,” Pelosi added.
Biden touted his age as a benefit during an interview with MSNBC in May.
Are you sure about that, Joe?
“I know more than the vast majority of people. I’m more experienced than anybody who has ever run for the office, and I think I’ve proven myself to be honorable as well as also effective,” Biden said.
Pelosi also argued that the criticism surrounding Biden’s age was just an “excuse.”
“It’s not a reason, it’s an excuse, and I think that we just have to get on with this election for the children, for the people,” she concluded.
Meanwhile, Democrats, voters, and even Biden’s advisors are becoming more concerned about his diminishing mental capacity and his ability to serve as he campaigns for 2024.
Democrats are even reaching out to potential replacements for Joe Biden and telling them the president will not be running for re-election.
According to a report from CNN, “top Democrats and donors” have reached out to “possible replacements” for Biden and are now scrambling to get fresh faces in the 2024 race as Biden’s mental capacity worsens.