Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein was MIA for nearly three months. Official reports claimed she was in the hospital being treated for shingles. Yet, her absence from the Senate created a big problem for Democrats. Without her vote, many of Biden’s nominees were left in limbo.
So, Democrats turned on one of their own and demanded she should resign.
This week, though, the Democrat returned to Washington. It appears that, while she was seen on Capitol Hill, she was missing from committee meetings and hearings. This is the first time Americans got to see the senator. And what we are seeing is very disturbing.
From NBC News:
Upon her arrival on Capitol Hill, she was assisted into a wheelchair and greeted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y…
“Even though I’ve made significant progress and was able to return to Washington, I’m still experiencing some side effects from the shingles virus,” Feinstein said.
Dianne Feinstein is 89 and clearly isn’t doing well.
It isn’t cruel to expect our leaders to be physically able to carry out the job they were elected to do — it’s cruel to keep them in office when they are incapable of doing so. pic.twitter.com/SGjLa14tgJ
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) May 10, 2023
Nancy Pelosi is 83
McConnell is 81
Joe Biden is 80
Dianne Feinstein is 89
America is a Gerontocracy pic.twitter.com/9V79oP5nnv
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 10, 2023
Yikes. Photos of Sen. Feinstein’s return to Washington are not encouraging. Democrats claim she is doing “better.” But she required the use of a wheelchair. Her face appears somewhat deformed, suggesting some kind of complication worse than shingles.
Feinstein herself admitted the doctors are urging a “lighter schedule.” Yeah, because being a senator, you can afford to have a “light” schedule!
This woman looks far from recovered. She is 89, yet we are expected to believe she is fit for duty. The job of a senator is very serious. What they decide will affect the lives of over 330 million Americans. So, why are we allowing a woman who is advanced in years and unable to walk to run the country?
She looks like Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life! Democrats were cruel when they were demanding her resignation because they just wanted someone else to cast votes for them. Now, they will be silent, since Feinstein is technically “working.”
But anyone with a conscience knows this woman needs to step down. An 89-year-old woman shouldn’t be putting up with the stress and burdens of the U.S. Senate. How can anyone say otherwise?
If there was ever a case for term limits, it’s written on her face.
- Feinstein returned to the Senate after missing nearly three months.
- She was forced to use a wheelchair; her face appeared pinched from medical complications.
- Democrats previously wanted her to resign but now are quiet.