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Feinstein Doesn’t Remember Being Gone From Senate For 10 Weeks

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An alarming revelation published by the Los Angeles Times describes how 89-year-old Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein cannot recall that she has been absent from the Senate for the past 10 weeks due to illness.

Feinstein missed 93 Senate votes while suffering from Shingles and its aftereffects for more than two months. Many people, including some members of her own party, demanded her resignation as a result.

However, when a reporter inquired about how other senators reacted to her return, she insisted that she had not left. She denied ever having departed the Senate.

“I haven’t been gone. You should … I haven’t been gone. I’ve been working,” Feinstein asserted.

“You’ve been working from home is what you’re saying?” the reporter enquired.

“No, I’ve been here. I’ve been voting. Please, either know or don’t know,” Feinstein snapped, before ending the exchange immediately.

As reported by Summit News last week, Feinstein asked her aides “where am I going?” as she was being transported back into the Senate last week.

Her office asserts that she is experiencing vision and balance problems, and she has complained of limb and eye discomfort. In addition, she has reported experiencing distress in her legs and eyes.

It is exceedingly clear that Feinstein lacks the qualifications to hold office, and she should instead be at home enjoying her remaining time in tranquility.

However, in order to secure these votes along party lines, the Democrats must bring her in daily.

The senator, who is 89 years old and has been absent for more than three months, returned to Washington, D.C., last week after nearly that long of an absence. Her absence had halted Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings, allowing Democrats to advance a number of President Joe Biden’s candidates.

During that time period, a number of Democratic House representatives, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ro Khanna of California, demanded that she resign.

Feinstein’s ability to continue serving in her current capacity has been in question for a considerable amount of time due to her deteriorating health and a series of cognitive gaffes made in public.

Insider questioned the senator in December about her decision not to contest for the position of Senate president pro tempore, which is traditionally bestowed to the senator from the majority party with the longest tenure in the Senate.

An assistant felt compelled to intervene because it appeared that Feinstein was unaware that her office had already released a statement on the subject.

“Okay, well then, I guess it’s out,” said Feinstein at the time, Business Insider reported.

Feinstein announced in February that she would not seek reelection in 2024. Since then, a number of prominent Democrats, including Representatives Adam Schiff, Katie Porter, and Barbara Lee, have proclaimed their intention to run in her place.

Senator Feinstein’s current term will conclude in January 2025, but she still has more than a year and a half remaining in office.

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