There was no beating around the bush in a New York Times interview with Senator Diane Feinstein by Adam Nagourney and Inyoung Kang. They asked Feinstein some straightforward questions about age as she is running for what many consider her final term at 85 years old.
Q. Do you think President Trump’s attacks on you as doddering are ageist?
A. He’ll take anything he can. I think I’m in good physical condition. It’s the same way he attacked the F.B.I. I don’t know how long you can be president by offending everybody. I think we are going to find out.
Q. One thing you hear from younger voters is that it’s time for you to step aside so that a new generation has a chance.
A. I say that elections are free, open and fair. And I won every district in the state in the primary, including his.
Q. What about a general philosophical question: Should older people step aside to give younger people a chance?
A. I’ve never heard that before. You are the first one who has said that to me.
Q. Well, what do you think of that argument?
A. Not much. I think it takes both.
We’ll update this when the election is complete with what will likely be the news that she has been re-elected.
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