A recent health scare for Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has reignited a debate about the age of America’s leading political figures. The 81-year-old appeared to freeze for the second time in just over a month this week while speaking to reporters. In the US, the average age in the Senate is 64 years old, while two of the leading 2024 presidential candidates – Joe Biden and Donald Trump – are over 75 years old. A range of voters who spoke to the BBC say they have concerns about what some have called America’s gerontocracy.

By mrtrv