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.
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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
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