The Insider reports:
Following a report from the San Francisco Chronicle that raised fresh concerns about Sen. Diane Feinstein’s mental fitness, the 88-year-old California Democrat indicated that she’s not going anywhere.
“I meet regularly with leaders,” she told the Chronicle’s editorial board on Thursday. “I’m not isolated. I see people. My attendance is good. I put in the hours. We represent a huge state. And so I’m rather puzzled by all of this.”
Feinstein admitted to not recognizing a colleague on Thursday, but blamed the lapse on stress caused by the prolonged illness of her late husband, Richard Blum, who died in February.
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Sen. Diane Feinstein says she won’t resign and is ‘rather puzzled’ by reports that she’s mentally unfit to serve https://t.co/408RxXM4uG
— Insider (@thisisinsider) April 15, 2022
The SF Chronicle is now openly calling for Democrats to pressure Dianne Feinstein to step down if she can’t carry out her Senate duties. Here’s the piece I wrote raising the issue over a year ago: https://t.co/88syhlAcpL
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) April 15, 2022
Dianne Feinstein told the Chronicle Editorial Board she has no plans to step down before her term is up.
“I meet regularly with leaders. I’m not isolated… I put in the hours. We represent a huge state. And so I’m rather puzzled by all of this.” https://t.co/IbgondtL7q
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 15, 2022