Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein missed nearly three months of work due to a shingles outbreak. When she returned to the Senate, many were troubled with concern that she had not recovered. She is being carted around in a wheelchair. Only after days back did her office admits she suffered from a series of complications.
But it looks as if things aren’t getting better for the aging senator.
Several Democrats called for Feinstein to resign, a year before her announced retirement. It does not seem she nor her staff have accepted those calls. But this latest report has many scratching their heads. Is Feinstein suffering more than complications from the shingles?
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was confused by the sight of Vice President Kamala Harris presiding over the upper chamber last year to cast a tie-breaking vote, according to a report touching on the difficulties the ailing lawmaker faces as she seeks to continue discharging her duties.
Uh-oh. According to a new report from the New York Times, Feinstein was confused when she saw Kamala Harris arrive at the Senate. As the vice president, Kamala was there to cast a tiebreaking vote. But when Feinstein watched Harris arrive, she reportedly said to someone, “What is she doing here?”
This does not bode well for Feinstein. Already a few notable Democrats have demanded she step down. This news that she seemed confused at the sight of Biden’s VP might give rise to stronger concerns for the senator’s mental state.
After all, Feinstein is 89 years old and has announced her retirement after 2024. But, right now, she does not appear fit for serving. Does she really not know why Harris was there? Is this a sign of a worsening condition?
We can’t say. But this will probably convince many Americans that Feinstein is struggling to understand what is going on around her. If that is so, should she be voting on important legislation?
- Feinstein worried more Americans when Kamala Harris arrived at the Senate.
- Feinstein was reportedly confused at the sight of Harris, not knowing why she was there.
- Harris, as Biden’s vice president, serves to cast a tiebreaking vote in the Senate.