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In response to a tweet that featured video footage of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's freezing episode on Wednesday, Elon Musk called for a constitutional amendment.
McConnell suddenly stopped speaking mid-sentence on Wednesday and proceeded to stand silently at the podium for a protracted period of time. McConnell later said he was fine but did not explain what had happened to him.
An aide from the senator's office reportedly indicated that the lawmaker "felt lightheaded and stepped away for a moment. He came back to handle Q and A, which as everyone observed was sharp."
When sharing a video of McConnell's bizarre episode, a social media account wrote, "The highest positions of our government, on both sides of the aisle, are held by people who genuinely belong in a nursing home. How are we allowing this to happen?"
Musk responded by writing, "We need a constitutional amendment. This is insane."
While Musk did not explain exactly what kind of constitutional amendment he was advocating for, shortly before his tweet he had responded to a post in which Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon wrote, "Why do we have minimum age requirements to serve in government, but no upper age limits? I'm not sure where the cutoff should be, but it seems clear 80 is too old."
"Maybe also some kind of basic test like 'what is your job and what year is it?'" Musk replied.
Musk has previously suggested that people should not be allowed to seek political office unless they're younger than 70 years old.
"Let's set an age limit after which you can’t run for political office, perhaps a number just below 70," he tweeted in 2021.
"I think the legal maximum age for start of Presidential term should be 69," he opined in a tweet last year.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.