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Former Gov. Nikki Haley calls for cognitive tests for older elected leaders

Nov 05, 2021

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Former United Nations Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said older elected officials should be subject to cognitive tests. Haley made the comments in an interview with journalist David Brody.

“Let’s face it: we’ve got a lot of people in leadership positions that are old,” she said. “And that’s not being disrespectful. That’s a fact.”

Gwen Baumgardner and Annie Andersen sat down to analyze Haley’s comments and the national reaction to them.

To learn more about Haley and the cognitive abilities of older adults, check out our Nikki Haley profile and Gwen’s investigation into how old an American president can be .