There have been a few articles on the diminishing capacity of Senator Dianne Feinstein who is aged 87 and will be 91 when her term expires.
This got me interested in how many senators are over 60, 70, 80 etc.
Here’s the current breakdown:
- 80s: Seven
- 70s: 24
- 60s: 38
- 50s: 19
- 40s: 12
So around a third are aged over 70 and around two thirds over 60.
Term limits would solve the problem. A maximum of three six year terms should be enough to make a decent contribution.