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Holder: I Don’t Support Lowering the Voting Age to 16

"Yeah, I don't think I'm necessarily in favor of that," Holder said about lowering the national voting age from 18 to 16 years-old on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 03.26.2019 @2:32pm

Former Attorney General Eric Holder came out against lowering the national voting age from 18 years-old to 16 years-old during an event at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

The question of whether the United States should lower the voting age from 18 to 16 has been in the news after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she supported the idea during a press conference earlier this month.

“I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said according to The Hill. “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school, when they’re interested in all of this, when they’re learning about government, to be able to vote.”

The National Press Club moderator asked Holder and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger whether they would support lowering the national voting age to 16.

Schwarzenegger punted on the question, saying that he was not an expert on the matter.

“Yeah, I don’t think I’m necessarily in favor of that,” Holder said. “I was 16 and I was 18. You know I think there was a fundamental difference between 16-year-old Eric and 18-year-old Eric.”

“I think moving it from 21 to 18 made a great deal of sense. If you are able to serve in the armed services, you know potentially give your life for your country, I think that is a really good demarcation line,” Holder added.

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