I was just reading this on a blog called “Red Blue Divide”:
Dianne Feinstein is once again making her way through the democratic process to represent the people of California in the United States Senate.
She began her political career almost 50 years ago, in 1970 working as a San Francisco Supervisor. From there she pivoted to become the mayor of San Francisco and has been a United States senator since 1992.
With contemporaries like Maxine Waters and Kamala Harris being some of the other high profile politicians that hail from her home state, Feinstein’s far left politics hardly seem out of place on the left coast. However, the prospect of her possibly winning yet another senatorial race has even Democrats asking if it’s time to change out the old guard.
Was this published yesterday? Not quite. It was written and posted in 2018, when Feinstein was 84 years old. She had just won the California primary election for the term she is now in her fourth year of serving.
Feinstein is 88. The oldest female sitting Senator.
When the Recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom achieved its requisite amount of signatures to qualify for the ballot, part of Newsom’s pandering song and dance was to say he would name a Black woman to fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat.
The next logical question was: Is Sen. Dianne Feinstein planning to retire?
When Feinstein was asked what Newsom meant, she said she didn’t know, and let it be known that she was not retiring. She planned to complete her full term.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the 87-year-old veteran Democrat, insisted on Tuesday that she is committed to serving out her full term in office even after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he had a list of “multiple” potential replacements and would appoint a Black woman to replace her should she retire.
“There’s nothing to it,” Feinstein told CNN on Tuesday about Democratic governor’s remarks. “No,” she said when asked if she would retire before the end of her six-year term, which is set to expire at the end of 2024. “I have not discussed
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