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.
New statement from Feinstein doesn’t say when she will return to Washington but asserts “there has been no slowdown” in judicial confirmations while she’s been absent.
“I’m confident that when I return to the Senate, we will be able to move the remaining qualified nominees…” pic.twitter.com/9MsufAqtIk
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) May 4, 2023