The San Francisco Chronicle published an article on Thursday in which a number of Democratic lawmakers and aides suggested that, at age 88, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein was no longer fit to serve due to a significant decline in mental acuity. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses the politically thorny issue of mental acuity in an increasingly elderly U.S. government and what Americans think about age limits for public office.
They also continue to track the types of candidates former President Trump has endorsed in the 2022 Republican primaries. So far, he has endorsed over 100 Senate, House and gubernatorial candidates, which is not only more than he endorsed as president in 2020 but also highly unusual for a former president. One of the common themes among the candidates he’s thrown his weight behind is that they have sown distrust in the results of the 2020 election.
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