Dianne Feinstein should step down now, not later

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she will not seek re-election in 2024. CNN reported that Feinstein, 89, shared her decision with her colleagues at the Democratic caucus luncheon. The state’s first woman senator has surrendered Questions in the last few years approx their mental fitness to serve, most prominently in stories in the New Yorker and the Chronicle of San Francisco as of 2020 and 2022, respectively. Both stories discussed her reported cognitive decline and the timeline In the story, four senators and three former employees (all anonymous) said their memory was “rapidly deteriorating.” even she ceded as chairman of the Judiciary Committee in November 2020 following odd behavior during Amy Coney Barrett’s hearings.

Returning to today’s events, “I’m announcing today that I will not be running for re-election in 2024 but intend to do as much as I can for California by the end of next year when my term ends,” said Feinstein, 89 , in a opinion. “Even with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that will make life better. Each of us was sent here to solve problems. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last 30 years, and that’s what I intend to do for the next two years.”

We thank her for her decades of service and also want to remind her that she can really just retire now.

Today of all days, Feinstein seemed confused as to what was happening and when. Your Senate Twitter account divided the retirement news at 1:50 p.m. Eastern. Just before 2:30 p.m., Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoken about her announcement with reporters and called her a legend – but just before 3 she told reporters she didn’t know the statement had even been released.

Christian Hall, Bloomberg’s national politics reporter, tweeted that reporters asked Feinstein about her announcement retireand she replied, “If I haven’t made that decision, I haven’t published anything.” A Feinstein contributor had to tell the senator that a statement was released, and she said, “I didn’t know they released it.”

Another reporter tweeted that Feinstein said to an employee, “You made the statement? I didn’t know they published it.” (This reporter, Savannah Behrmann of the National Journal, called after listening to the audio again, she thought it sounded like, “I should have known they put it out.” but the tone clip still sounds to me like Feinstein said, “I didn’t know.”)

This is a person who will and will continue to serve nearly 40 million voters four committees for the next two years? Not good!

However, people hadn’t held their breath for that announcement, and Democrats were already declaring their candidacy, including Reps. Katie Porter And Adam Schiff. representative Barbara Lee also reportedly plans to run. It’s time for some fresh ideas in the Senate Democratic Party.

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Adam Bradshaw

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