Feinstein so far gone she thinks that she was never away: ‘I haven’t been gone’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., continues to be a walking billboard for term limits as questions grow about her cognitive ability.

The 89-year-old Democrat returned to Washington last week following a three-month absence while she recovered from the shingles virus, and when a reporter asked her about the response from her colleagues to her being back, Feinstein insisted that she was never gone.

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“No, I haven’t been gone,” Feinstein said, according to Slate. “You should — I haven’t been gone. I’ve been working.”

In an attempt to clarify what she was saying, Feinstein was then asked if she meant that she’d been working from home and that’s when she “turned feisty,” the outlet noted.

“No, I’ve been here. I’ve been voting,” she said. “Please. You either know or don’t know.”

Asked beforehand how she was doing, Feinstein replied: “Oh, I’m feeling fine. I have a problem with the leg.”

When asked what was wrong with the leg, she said, “Well, nothing that’s anyone’s concern but mine.”

“It is true that Feinstein has been in Washington and voting for the past week, while coming to committee hearings on a need-to-be-there basis,” Slate reported. “But it is not true that she had been ‘here,’ in a physical sense, for the two-and-a-half-month stretch between February and last week. It was odd for that to skip her mind. The senator’s absence, and her insistence on not resigning, has been one of the biggest political stories of the year, given her critical role not just on the Judiciary Committee but as a pivotal Democratic vote in the full body.”

The calls for Feinstein to resign are even coming from her own party — however, as George Orwell noted in 1984: “No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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