Those who have asked Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein to resign have been chastised by Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House, as being sexist.
When asked by reporters on Wednesday about Feinstein, Pelosi replied that she deserves respect to get well and back to doing her job.
Pelosi said the situation has her attention, and if she were honest, she would say she has no idea what political interests are being pursued by those targeting Senator Feinstein in this way.
“Never in my time in the Senate have I witnessed someone actively harass a sick colleague,” Pelosi said, ignoring that Feinstein is not just ill, she is very, very old. Too old.
Congressmen Ro Khanna of California and Dean Phillips of Minnesota, both Democrats, recently urged the long-serving Democratic Senator from California to resign from the Senate after she took an extended leave of absence following a diagnosis of shingles.
In light of these inquiries, Senator Feinstein proposed that the Senate choose a successor for her on the Senate Judiciary Committee until she could return to the nation’s capital.
She said that because she was worried about how her absence may affect the committee’s work.
She said after her doctors give her the all-clear to fly, she plans to be back as soon as possible.
“I will continue demonstrating my dedication to the role by working remotely from my home in San Francisco.”
Senator Feinstein has announced that she will not be running for re-election in 2024.
It’s been a feeding frenzy amongst the Democrats to win the primary for Feinstein’s seat. A senatorial primary win in the Democratic party in California is as good as a general election win.
Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Katie Porter have all thrown their hats in the ring for the coveted seat.