According to a report, Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein was hospitalized on Tuesday after tripping and falling at her residence in San Francisco.
According to TMZ, the severity of Feinstein’s injuries was unclear.
Tuesday evening, the 90-year-old senator was released from the hospital and returned home.
The eldest member of Congress, Feinstein has served in the Senate since 1992.
In recent months, as her health has deteriorated, there have been demands for her to step down as First Lady. She was born in 1933, just a few months into President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first term.
Due to shingles, Feinstein missed three months of ballots commencing in February.
According to CBS News, in her absence, Democrats lacked their customary one-vote Senate majority. With the assistance of West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, Republicans were able to win legislative battles.
Feinstein has stated that she will retire in January 2025, when her current term expires.
Several members of her own party, however, have urged her to resign immediately.
New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Feinstein’s decision to adhere to power in May.
“Her refusal to either retire or show up is causing great harm to the judiciary — precisely where [reproductive] rights are getting stripped,” Ocasio-Cortez said on the social media platform Bluesky. “That failure means now in this precious window Dems can only pass GOP-approved nominees.”
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California Democratic Representative Ro Khanna has also urged Feinstein to put it up.
“It’s obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties,” he tweeted in April.
“I admire her career. She has had an extraordinary career,” Khanna told MSNBC in May. “But it’s sad for anyone to see and it’s sad for her own colleagues to see.”