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Uh oh. Nancy Pelosi’s Offended by Age Question

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi had a sharp exchange with NBC reporter Luke Russert at her press conference this week. Pelosi, surrounded by other women House members was announcing her intent to remain House Minority Leader.

The young Luke Russert asked whether this choice was blocking younger members who wanted to move up in the party.

“Some of your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership and hurts the party in the long term,” he said. “What’s your response?”

“Age discrimination!” some of Pelosi’s colleagues shouted. “Boo!”

Amid shouts of ‘age discrimination,’ Pelosi called for the next question trying to avoid giving an answer.

But Russert continued, “No, excuse me,” he said. “You, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Clyburn, you’re all over 70. Is your decision to stay on prohibiting younger members from moving forward?”

“Let’s for a moment honor it as a legitimate question, although it’s quite offensive,” Pelosi responded. “You don’t realize that, I guess,” before finally stating, “the answer is no.”

A rather humorous interaction but one has to wonder, if we are gender equal is there a reason women should not be asked age related questions?

As Republicans are trying to tackle the look of their party, it seems like a fair question.

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  1. “Well BOO FREAKING HOO!!!!” I doubt that she stopped to think about the fact that she offends AMERICA EVERY DAY SHE IS OUT OF HER RAT HOLE IN CALLY! She REALLY needs to lay off of the Botox…. at the rate she is going she will be grinning all the way around to the back of her head!

    She gives me major indigestion…..old hag! LOL!!!

  2. Men in politics are asked age-related questions ALL THE TIME, and their ages are even PUBLISHED in various places. If women want to be on equal footing with men…then THERE SHOULD NOT BE 2 SETS OF RULES!!! P.S. I am female.

    1. This was my thought. What’s good for the goose and all that. I actually thought Russert had a valid question but as a conservative I’m okay with the Dems going with the old, out of date, look 😉

  3. Doesn’t matter what her age is, we know she’s old. Besides, with all that botox she’ll live even afer a nuclear war .. just like the roaches!

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