(AmericanProsperity.com) – Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and presidential candidate Nikki Haley said on August 31 that the US Senate is now a “privileged nursing home.” The Republican leader and former South Carolina Governor made these remarks after a health scare involving GOP Kentucky Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
During an August 30 press conference in Covington, Kentucky, McConnell froze up while answering questions from local reporters. The moment took place right after he was asked if he was going to run for reelection in 2026. The GOP leader remained silent with a blank expression for a couple of seconds. A similar situation took place back in July, when McConnell froze up for nearly a minute in a press conference in Washington, DC.
During an interview with Fox News’ “The Story,” Haley said that no one in the United States should feel okay about the health issues presented by some prominent politicians. She said these included California Senator Dianne Feinstein and even US President Joe Biden. The former United States Ambassador to the United States pointed out this issue is now more prevalent in the Senate, and cited the latest incident with the minority leader. Haley told guest host Gillian Turner that while McConnell is a great politician who “deserves credit” for the things he has done for the United States, she noted he should know “when to leave.”
Feinstein, who was hospitalized with shingles back in March and was absent for months, announced her official retirement in February. Another member of the Senate who missed time because of health-related issues was Pennsylvania Democratic Senator John Fetterman, who had to be hospitalized after a severe depression.
About these issues, Haley said US politicians should have a “mental competency test” once they are over 75 years old. She explained this is crucial, as these political figures are making decisions on major issues such as the US economy and even national security.
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