[guest post by JVW]
This is no way to treat an old lady:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is facing pressure from within her own party to resign amid a lengthy absence due to her health.
Rep. Ro Khanna of California called on the longtime California senator to step down on Wednesday as she recovers from shingles.
“We need to put country ahead of personal loyalty,” Khanna said in a tweet. “While she has had a lifetime of public service, it is obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties. Not speaking out undermines our credibility as elected representatives of the people.”
Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota said he agreed.
“Senator Feinstein is a remarkable American whose contributions to our country are immeasurable,” he tweeted. “But I believe it’s now a dereliction of duty to remain in the Senate and a dereliction of duty for those who agree to remain quiet.”
Sen. Feinstein has missed the past two months of Senate duty while recovering from her bout with shingles. Earlier today, she asked Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to appoint a temporary replacement for her on the Senate Judiciary Committee so that her continued absence does not cause a vote deadlock.
Here’s guessing that the pressure will be too much for the near-nonagenarian to withstand. Already, Greasy Governor Gavin of the Golden State has made a promise on Joy Reid’s putrid MSNBC show to appoint a black woman to temporarily fulfill the role until the 2024 election. Watch the slickster operate in the clip below:
I’ve never cared for the San Francisco Senator who has stayed around in Washington for entirely too long and who, despite the hosannas she has received from the left-to-center-left media, will leave no real legacy apart for being the “longest serving member of this-or-that” or else “the first female Senator to serve in such-and-such position,” but even I am amazed at how the vultures are circling around her uninspired legislative career. A part of me finds it to be really sad, but a larger part of me thinks that this is exactly what politicians who overstay their welcome deserve. Anyway, it’s for the Democrats to figure out.