Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) downplayed concerns about President Joe Biden's age by noting he's younger than her, despite a majority of Americans saying they doubt he would make it through a second term.
"Age is a relative thing, it is. And I think this president, our country is very well-served by his leadership," Pelosi, 83, said in a Wednesday interview on MSNBC regarding the 80-year-old Biden. "He’s younger than I am, so he’s a kid to me as well."
Pelosi noted that she recently met with 100-year-old screenwriter Norman Lear and 94-year-old architect Frank Gehry. Pelosi claimed they said of Biden, "80? He’s a kid!"
The former House speaker added that making an issue of Biden's age is "an excuse."
Her comments comes as the majority of Americans believe Biden would not complete a second term in office.
A May Harvard Caps/Harris poll found that 61 percent of Americans think Vice President Kamala Harris would take over for Biden at some point during a second term.
Fifty-seven percent of respondents expressed doubt about Biden's mental fitness and 67 percent said he's shown he's too old to be president.