Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg defended calling House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Sunday shows preview: Pelosi announces date for infrastructure vote; administration defends immigration policies GOP should grab the chance to upend Pelosi's plan on reconciliation MORE (D-Calif.) “old” in a recent interview, saying Democrats need young people in leadership.
“I said 'Pelosi is old,'" he wrote Tuesday on Twitter. “Trump is old. Hatch is old. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' MORE and Beto O’Rourke are both in the younger side of American leadership. We can go younger. Dems need to allow young people to seize leadership opportunities like the republicans have with people like Rubio, Ryan etc.”
I said “Pelosi is old”— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 21, 2018
Trump is old.
Hatch is old.
Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke are both in the younger side of American leadership.
We can go younger.
Dems need to allow young people to seize leadership opportunities like the republicans have with people like Rubio, Ryan etc.
In another tweet on Wednesday, he wrote that he doesn’t endorse age limits and said “we need experience and wisdom in our leadership.”
“But, we also need a representative government, which means younger leaders need to be given a chance,” he added.
I don't endorse age limits. We need experience and wisdom in our leadership. But, we also need a representative government, which means younger leaders need to be given a chance.— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 22, 2018
Hogg said in an interview with New York magazine’s Daily Intelligencer that Republicans are successful because they empower young people such as Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (Wis.) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Democrats face bleak outlook in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE (Fla.).
“Older Democrats just won’t move the f--- off the plate and let us take control,” he said in the interview. “Nancy Pelosi is old.”
Hogg said in the same interview with New York magazine that he plans to run for Congress when he’s 25. Hogg rose to prominence after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, propelling him to advocacy and becoming a leading voice in the gun control movement.