Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has been missing from the Senate for more than two months now. That’s longer than Sen. John Fetterman’s (D-PA) absence when he checked himself into a mental hospital. Feinstein, however, is more important to Joe Biden’s agenda than Fetterman is, and her fellow Democrats are sharpening their knives. During Feinstein’s two-month absence, the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee hasn’t been able to approve any of Joe Biden’s radical communist nominees as federal judges.
Feinstein has reportedly been sick with shingles. For those who haven’t heard, shingles reactivation is one of the most common side effects of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID shots in the elderly. Politico reported this week that Feinstein is in such bad shape that she may not come back to the Senate. Instead, she’ll finish out her term in California while resting at home.
Since the Senate does not allow proxy voting, the Democrats have been missing Feinstein’s crucial presence as they try to fill judicial seats. By the way, have you seen the gaggle of idiots that Joe Biden has been nominating? Many of them are incapable of answering even the most basic questions about the Constitution. But they’re the right skin color to be nominated as judges in Joe Biden’s “inclusive” government. Therefore, Feinstein’s absence is actually doing America a favor.
There have also been numerous reports about Feinstein’s struggles with Alzheimer’s for the past few years. She has trouble remembering the names and faces of colleagues and can’t remember when she has supported or opposed various pieces of legislation. And who could forget the time when she literally fell asleep during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings in 2018?
So, about 30 minutes after the Politico report on Feinstein’s condition dropped, Rep. Ro Khanna tweeted this:
“It’s time for @SenFeinstein to resign. We need to put the country ahead of personal loyalty. While she has had a lifetime of public service, it is obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties. Not speaking out undermines our credibility as elected representatives of the people.”
Shortly after that, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) chimed in:
“It’s now a dereliction of duty to remain in the Senate and a dereliction of duty for those who agree to remain quiet.”
Feinstein is 89 years old. And unfortunately for Ro Khanna and Dean Phillips, the Senate seat is hers to keep or give up as she sees fit. While there is a mechanism for removing a president or vice president through the 25th Amendment if they are incapable of carrying out their duties, Senators and Representatives can keep their jobs until their term runs out.
Sen. Karl Mundt (R-ND) suffered a stroke and was unable to return to Washington, DC for the final three years of his term. Sen. Carter Glass (D-VA) was so sick that he couldn’t finish the last two years of his final term. Voters in Virginia sued to try to remove Glass from the Senate, but the courts flat-out refused to intervene.
No sitting Member of Congress has ever been removed from office for being mentally or physically incapacitated. If Dianne Feinstein decides she wants to stay in the Senate, there’s nothing that the Democrat Party or even the California voters can do about it.
Speaking of the California voters, they knew what they were getting the last time they voted for her. If you elect a senile old lady to a US Senate seat, you can’t turn around and act surprised when she’s incapable of carrying out the job. The nice thing about it is that with Feinstein absent, America is dodging a lot of bullets when it comes to Joe Biden’s judicial nominees. Take your time and rest up, Senator Feinstein!