June 2, 2023

California Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein (89) lately returned by non-public jet to the Capitol after being away for nearly three months whereas being handled for shingles. On Tuesday, she spoke with reporters and insists that she was by no means absent from work.

Jim Newell of Slate was there:

I requested her how she was feeling.

“Oh, I am feeling effective. I’ve an issue with the leg.” A fellow reporter staking out the elevator requested what was fallacious with the leg.

“Properly, nothing that is anybody concern however mine,” she stated.

When the guy reporter requested her what the response from her colleagues had been like since her return, although, the dialog took an odd flip.

“No, I have never been gone,” she stated.


“It is best to observe the—I have never been gone. I have been working.”

When requested whether or not she meant that she’d been working from house, she turned feisty.

“No, I have been right here. I have been voting,” she stated. “Please. You both know or do not know.”

That is incorrect. She was in California and missed greater than 90 votes throughout her absence.

In February Feinstein (or somebody on her workers) launched a press release that learn: “I’m saying in the present day I can’t run for reelection in 2024 however intend to perform as a lot for California as I can by way of the top of subsequent 12 months when my time period ends.”

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