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House candidate Biaggi accused of age discrimination in 'age to have children' tweet

A female political leader in the 17th Congress district last month accused Democratic candidate You're accusing Biaggi of age discrimination. She is an able member of parliament.

"It may sound ageist, but the point is nonetheless, if the majority of Congress is past childbearing age, how fierce their battle can be expected. Is it?" asked Biaggi . The July 5tweet spread like wildfire in the newly drawn district, which includes parts of Westchester County, all of  Rockland and Putnam Counties, and parts of Dutchess County. I'm here.

Biaggi tried to clean up the mistake in a subsequent tweet, where she added: That means they are well represented and must make room for younger leaders.

Alessandra Biaggi attends The Fashion Act Rally
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"This is ageism and sexism," said 82-year-old Putnam County Councilman Sandra Galef.

} "I was elected to Congress when I was 52.  I was of postpartum age. Why does she say this? Voters are over 50. In the Democratic nomination , added Galef, who said he supported Biaggi's rival, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

"It's discrimination." Westchester County Democratic Speaker Suzanne Berger, 65, called Biaggi's statement "misguided" and added that it "shows a lack of maturity."

"We've been working to improve all women, not just women under 40," added Berger, who is also a Maloney advocate. "This statement is untrue and politically unwise."

The Yonkers Teachers Union is also backed by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the leftist Working Family Party. reprimanded her 36-year-old Biaggi.

"@Biaggi4NY That's not cool. Many of our members marched through the streets before you were born. Shame @spmaloney,"Yonkers Federation of Teachersresponded. Stated.

Veteran Political Consultant Jennifer Cunningham tweeted. I am past parenting age and have been a fiercer fighter for life than you. Biaggi's tweet resurfaced after her group of pro-Maloney called "Hudson PAC" recently sent voters a reminder of her remarks. She defended her original tweet following the blowback.

"Hudson PAC thank you for sharing one of my best tweets with NY-17 voters who believe age diversity in leadership is critical to outcomes."she said on Monday  tweeted with a smile and  a heart emoji.

"Alessandra Biaggi believes our government should be as diverse as our nations, including racial, economic, gender and age diversity," said Biaggi. Campaign spokesperson Monica Klein told the Post. To Congress, just like we need more women, working people, people of color. ''