The oldest member of the US Senate – Dianne Feinstein – is getting shielded from any questions by reporters on Capitol Hill. She recently returned to work and seemed to exhibit more signs of senility and dementia, a report reveals.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who has been in the Senate since 1990 and was reelected five times, came back to the Capitol earlier this month.
Feinstein was hospitalized with shingles. She then had a couple of months of home treatment, creating major difficulties for the razor-thin Democratic majority in the Senate.
After she came back, the veteran Democrat told reporters she had never been absent from Congress and was working the entire time in Washington, DC.
Feinstein’s aides are now “physically” preventing members of the press from having any interaction with the elderly lawmaker, The New York Post reports.
The new development comes after last week when the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate banned reporters from taking photos of the Democratic senator’s return to Congress.
Politico is reporting that a member of the Pelosi family is helping prop up Feinstein because doing so would help Adam Schiff's chances of replacing her over Barbara Lee. pic.twitter.com/msI84BxLoz
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Nancy Pelosi doesn't want Dianne Feinstein to resign because Gavin Newsome would appoint her successor and he said he'd chose a black woman, most likely Barbara Lee. So Pelosi's daughter is propping up an 89 yo woman who didn't even remember being absent from the Senate for 3 mo. pic.twitter.com/B5M304UlU2
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Feinstein Suffering Terrible Illness Side Effects
A Feinstein spokesman claimed her office only coordinated with the Capitol Police due to safety concerns, but hadn’t requested photojournalists be prohibited from taking pictures of the senator in her wheelchair.
One source was cited last week by the New York Times as saying that Feinstein was “in a frightening condition.” As a result of the shingles, she received Ramsay Hunt syndrome – facial paralysis – as well as balance and vision impairments.
In another side effect, the elderly Democrat allegedly also suffered encephalitis, a brain swelling that could hurt her mood, sleep, and language skills.
Earlier this year, before Feinstein’s absence, her office announced she would not seek reelection in 2024, much to the pleasure of several California Democrats eager to snap up her Senate seat.
However, the announcement was marred by Feinstein saying that she hadn’t approved of any such remarks to the public.
Is anyone else becoming at least slightly concerned over the health and mental well-being of Senator Dianne Feinstein?
Feinstein, who is 89 years old, had been absent from the Senate for quite some time. After she returned, Reporter Benjamin Oreskes (below) asked her a series of… pic.twitter.com/JyUbcXJKop
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This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.
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