By Bernie Becker - 09/05/12 05:02 PM EDT
“I had my first colonoscopy,” Becerra (D-Calif.) told the audience at a healthcare event hosted by Families USA and the Service Employees International Union. “I get my AARP letters.”
Becerra made the comments as he was casting Democrats as protectors of entitlement programs that help older Americans, such as Medicare and Social Security.
With House Republicans calling for a dramatic overhaul of Medicare, Becerra also noted that he’s getting close to the age — 55 — where all current benefits would be protected under the GOP's proposed plan.