AWOL Sen. Feinstein ‘Temporarily’ Gives Up Key Judiciary Committee Seat

Ailing California Senator Asks Schumer To Pick Judiciary Committee Replacement To 'Temporarily Serve' In Her Absence

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced on Wednesday that her return to work in Washington has been delayed due to ongoing health complications and called on the Senate to appoint a temporary replacement for her on the Judiciary Committee.
  • Her announcement came hours after Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) called for her to resignfrom the chamber.
  • Feinstein has been sidelined since late February after being diagnosed with shingles. Her absence, coupled with that of Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), has left Democrats working at an even 49-49 at best during that time.
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