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The prospective class of Democrats who could run for president in 2020 is shaping up as an “old-folks’ home,” according to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Reid made the remark earlier this month when asked by an aide whether he might support a White House run by Vice President Biden, according to New York Magazine.
In response to the question, Reid mentioned the age of several prominent Democrats who are talked about as likely candidates in 2020.
“It depends on who’s running,” Reid told his staff. “It appears we’re going to have an old-folks’ home. We’ve got [Elizabeth] Warren; she’ll be 71. Biden will be 78. Bernie [Sanders] will be 79.”
Earlier this month, Biden joked about running for president in 2020, telling reporters that he was “not committing not to run.”
The vice president later said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that while he does not plan to run, he has learned “to never say never.”