Why does an ageing Congress spells trouble for the Democrats? Politics Weekly America – podcast

If Joe Biden is re-elected in 2024, he’ll be 86 by the time his second term as president ends. This week, we look at the gerontocracy in the US, and consider some of the efforts to bring younger voices into America’s government.

Joan Greve talks to Amanda Litman of Run For Something to discuss why older or infirm members of Congress are becoming such a big issue.

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Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) shake hands as the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett come to a close on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2020. (Photo by Samuel Corum / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAMUEL CORUM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)” src=”https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/32032a9ed63ccf7a3ee60fd46b80a5ffa01abac8/0_14_4500_2701/master/4500.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=3e8851f83fc7646ba0b0961a242dac8e”>

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