This week, California Senator Diane Feinstein, who is 90 years old, fell and was taken to the hospital. It’s about time she retired and let someone else take her place.
According to NBC News, the Senator fell at her home. She was then taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Fortunately, all of her scans came back clear. This incident, as well as other recent reports about her declining health, added fuel to the fire of questions about her fitness.
In May, the New York Times reported that Senator Feinstein was becoming more confused about the Senate. According to the paper, she couldn't figure out which senator was presiding over the chamber. Since she returned to Washington after a long absence, she has not participated in any caucus lunches or committee hearings. It's like she's been MIA from the scene.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told reporters Tuesday she hasn’t been absent from Washington while spending two months recovering from illness, despite her being hospitalized in California and not being in D.C. during that time. https://t.co/Jj0GZRhiAU
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 17, 2023
In addition, a Democratic colleague revealed last year that she was worried about the cognitive abilities of Senator Feinstein. According to the anonymous colleague, she used to be very sharp, and she was always in command. Now, it seems like everything has gone. It's time for people to start questioning the competency of politicians.
Some Democrats have called for Senator Diane Feinstein to resign due to her behavior. Ro Khanna of California stated on Twitter that it's time for her to step down and allow someone capable of handling the position to take over. It's simply not right for her to continue to hold onto power when she can't remember who's in charge of the Senate.
It's clear that the days of Senator Diane Feinstein in politics are numbered. After serving her entire life in public service, it's time for the veteran to retire and enjoy her golden age. In order to maintain our credibility as elected officials, we must speak out against such incompetence. The future of the country depends on it.
It’s time for @SenFeinstein to resign. We need to put the country ahead of personal loyalty. While she has had a lifetime of public service, it is obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties. Not speaking out undermines our credibility as elected representatives of the people.
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) April 12, 2023