Dianne Feinstein To Fellow Dems: Get Off Of My Back

FILE - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., listens as the Senate Judiciary Committee begins debate on Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination for the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 4, 2022. Feinstein announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, that she will not seek reelection in 2024, signaling the end of a groundbreaking political career spanning six decades. Feinstein said in a statement that she intended to remain in Congress through the end of her term. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ailing California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein apparently has had enough of young Democrats demanding that she resign.

Feinstein, who is recovering from a case of the shingles, issued a statement Thursday claiming her absence has not slowed Democrats’ efforts to confirm federal judicial nominees.

Senate Republicans threw a roadblock in a plan by Democrats to replace the 89-year-old Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee with Maryland Democrat Sen. Ben Cardin.