During an interview on SiriusXM radio’s “Mornings with Zerlina,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the topic of President Joe Biden’s age and cognitive health. Despite acknowledging that Biden is “old,” Clinton urged voters to give the 81-year-old another four years in the White House. The scrutiny surrounding Biden’s age and cognitive abilities has been ongoing for years, and it gained national attention last month when special counsel Robert Hur stated that Biden’s age was not a factor in the decision not to charge him with mishandling classified documents.

Clinton emphasized that despite his advanced age, Biden is more qualified to lead the country than his likely Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump, whom she lost to in the 2016 election. When asked if she believed the age question had become a “proxy” argument for whether voters believed a woman should be president, Clinton did not directly address the question.

“I think it is for some people,” the former first lady responded.

She proceeded to mention that age is not highly regarded in American culture and that youth is preferred.

“I think it’s much more about the fact that Americans are kind of skittish about age,” the 76-year-old Clinton said. “You know, we really are a culture that worships young people — youth — and all of the artifacts of being young, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

“But I would put Joe Biden’s record up against anybody’s. Yeah, he got a lot done, and we’re the better for it.”