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Ingraham: Time for Congressional 'Dinosaurs' to Retire

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is 84-years-old and has served in Congress for 25 years. (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 November 2017 12:04 PM

Laura Ingraham offered a solution to the mounting scandals plaguing Capitol Hill, saying Tuesday night that it's time for the "old-timers to do the decent thing and begin to retire," the conservative pundit said on her new Fox News show.

The "old-timers" Ingraham targeted are octogenarians — on both sides of the aisle — who have been serving in Congress for nearly 300 years combined.

"When the government is this large and this unwieldy, mischief is bound to follow. Both personal and professional," Ingraham said during "The Ingraham Angle."

"So, if we wanna end the corruption and move legislation on Capitol Hill, we need the old-timers to do the decent thing and begin to retire," Ingraham said.

Ingraham stopped short of calling for term limits, instead calling out eight lawmakers who have been around far too long:

  • Rep. John Conyers: 88 years old, 52 years in office.
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter: 88, 30 years.
  • Rep. Sam Johnson: 87, 26 years.
  • Rep. Sander Levin: 86, 34 years.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: 84, 25 years.
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley: 84, 42 years.
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch: 82, 40 years.
  • Sen. Richard Shelby, 82, 38 years.

"This is a total joke," Ingraham said of their combined 287 years in office. "These elder statesmen need to look themselves in the mirror and ask, 'Is a lifetime tenure what the founders really had in mind when they created this system?'"

"The people are crying out for transformational change, and the president is the impatient agent of that change. But to make it reality, these incumbents who remained long past their expiration dates, have got to step aside," Ingraham said.

"It's time for the dinosaurs of Washington, who refuse to press the president's agenda, to step aside and lumber off into the sunset. If they're not going to return power to the people, they need to go," she said.

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Laura Ingraham offered a solution to the mounting scandals plaguing Capitol Hill, saying Tuesday night that it's time for the "old-timers to do the decent thing and begin to retire," the conservative pundit said on her new Fox News show.
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