Nikki Haley Calls For Cognitive Tests For Older Politicians: ‘We should seriously be looking at the ages of the people that are running our country and understand if that’s what we want’

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for using cognitive tests on older politicians in America. She was talking to the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody when the subject of President Joe Biden’s age came up.

Nikki said: “We seriously need to have a conversation, that if you’re going to have anyone, above a certain age, in a position of power, whether it’s the House, whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s vice president, whether it’s president, you should have some sort of cognitive test, just like you have to show your tax returns.

“You should have some sort of health screening so that people have faith in what you’re doing. And right now, let’s face it, we’ve got a lot of people in leadership positions that are old and that’s not being disrespectful. That’s a fact.”

“And when it comes to that, this shouldn’t be partisan. 

“We should seriously be looking at the ages of the people that are running our country and understand if that’s what we want.

“He can’t act like he doesn’t know something,” Haley said of Biden trying to say, as he did with the France sub deal, that he was unaware of the problem. She continued:

“You look at Biden, and I think there’s a concern.

“I think there’s a concern when people say, ‘Who’s really making the decisions here?’

“He keeps giving signals that he’s not with it, so it’s not people hating on Biden, it’s Biden really showing the country that he’s not totally in charge, and that makes everyone nervous.”

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“I think they’re trying to change the foundation of our government,” Haley says. “I think this is creating socialist rule and government overreach. That’s what they’re trying to do. They want government to tell your kids what they’re going to learn. They want government to tell you whether you work or whether you don’t…and that’s not what we want. That’s communist China.” 

That philosophy bit Democrats in the form of Tuesday’s election results in places like Virginia and New Jersey where voters, especially parents, sent a strong message.

“This is not so much what Glenn Youngkin did, it’s what the parents of Virginia did,” Haley says. “They said enough is enough and Glenn tapped into that because they are absolutely tired of the racist politics. They’re tired of the woke conversations that are taking place.”

That’s why Haley spends a lot of time fundraising to help get more candidates like Youngkin elected, especially in next year’s congressional midterms.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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