Schumer Declines Comment On Feinstein’s Fitness

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-Calif.) told reporters Tuesday that he has had many conversations with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) but declined to comment on, or vouch for, her fitness to serve in Congress after colleagues raised questions about her memory with the San Francisco Chronicle.

Schumer did not push back on The Chronicle’s reporting that Feinstein suffers severe memory lapses, but said that none of his Senate colleagues have raised concerns about her ability to effectively serve directly with him.

Asked Tuesday if he’s confident in Feinstein’s ability to do her job, Schumer said: “I’ve had a good number of discussions with Sen. Feinstein but I’m keeping them to myself.”

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