GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is worried about Joe Biden – and every politician over 80 years old.
In his interview with Axios on HBO, Cassidy, a former gastroenterologist, said that usually there is a rapid decline in mental fitness when people hit 80 years old.
“It’s usually noticeable,” the senator said. “So anybody in a position of responsibility who may potentially be on that slope, that is of concern. And I’m saying this as a doctor.”
“I’m told that there have been senators in the past who, at the end of their Senate terms were senile,” Cassidy added. “I’m told that was true of senators of both parties.”
President Biden is 78 years old, but many of America’s top leaders are getting up there in age, as well. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 81 (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is 70, and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is 79.
“We each have a sacred responsibility to the people of the United States. It is not about me. It is about my ability to serve the people,” added Cassidy.
Watch the interview below.