Nikki Haley: US Senate Is 'Most Privileged Nursing Home'

Nikki Haley with a not-so-subtle dig at older politicians who, in her view, stay around too long. I guess she’s not worried about working with these Senators as she seizes on an opening in the presidential race. And there is some truth in her sharp elbows remark, as this is the oldest senate in American history.

Source: The Guardian

The US Senate is “the most privileged nursing home in the country”, the Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said.

The former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations, 51, was speaking to Fox News a day after the Republican leader in the Senate, 81-year-old Mitch McConnell, suffered a second freeze in a month, this time while speaking to reporters in Kentucky.

“What I will say is, right now, the Senate is the most privileged nursing home in the country,” Haley said. “I mean, Mitch McConnell has done some great things, and he deserves credit. But you have to know when to leave.”

On Thursday, the congressional physician said McConnell was clear to work, perhaps while suffering the after-effects of concussion, sustained in a fall in March, or dehydration. Other falls have been reported, including a “face plant” at a Washington airport, but McConnell has said he will complete his current six-year term, his seventh, which ends in 2026

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