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Bernie Sanders Says Nikki Haley Calling For Mental Competency Tests Is ‘Absurd,’ Ageist

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a Student Loan Forgiveness rally on Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th street near the White House on April 27, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday that Nikki Haley calling for competency tests for office was “absurd” and ageist.

Haley, 51, made the call when announcing her presidential bid in South Carolina last week. But Sanders, an 81-year-old former presidential candidate himself, told CBS News on Sunday that voters could determine a candidate’s competency by looking at them, and should focus on ideas over age.

“You know, we are fighting racism, we’re fighting sexism, we’re fighting homophobia, I think we should also be fighting ageism,” Sanders said. “Trust people, look at people and say, you know, this person is competent, this person is not competent. There are a lot of 40-year-olds out there who ain’t particularly competent.”

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