Feinstein crisis is Democrat’s newest nightmare

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The absence through illness of California Senator Dianne Feinstein has been causing headaches to the Democrats, with the party split on how to deal with the situation.

Feinstein, 89, has been out of action since early March as she recovers from the shingles at her San Francisco home following a spell at the hospital.

During this time, Feinstein has missed dozens of Senate votes. Crucially, Feinstein’s absence has meant that the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which she is a member, has been unable to confirm some of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees, with numerous currently stuck in limbo as they wait for the Democrat’s return.

Some Democratic colleagues have called for her to quit so she can be replaced, while others have expressed concern that it might look bad for the party if it appears she has been forced to retire. If Feinstein decided to resign, California Governor Gavin Newsom would appoint a replacement.

Read more at Newsweek.com


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