If there is anything we can say about the democrats for sure, it’s that their top leaders are getting old.
They aren’t the only democrats who may have have become unfit for their jobs due to their advanced age though.
A new report claims that senator Dianne Feinstein is showing clear signs of cognitive decline.
Feinstein is now 88-years-old, and several of her democrat colleagues in Congress are reportedly trying to persuade her to retire before 2024, when her current term expires.
One democrat senator said of Feinstein, “It’s bad, and it’s getting worse.”
Also, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, a member of California’s congressional delegation recently had to introduce themselves to Feinstein several times over the course of a few hours.
This same person has allegedly known Feinstein for 15 years.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 14, 2022
Here’s the latest on Feinstein’s mental state from the New York Post:
Longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing clear signs of cognitive decline, according to a new report, leaving her colleagues in Congress scrambling for ways to persuade her to retire before her term expires in 2024.
“It’s bad, and it’s getting worse,” one Democratic senator told the San Francisco Chronicle, which also reported that a member of California’s congressional delegation who has known Feinstein (D-Calif.) for 15 years recently had to reintroduce themselves to her repeatedly over a discussion lasting several hours.
“I have worked with her for a long time and long enough to know what she was like just a few years ago: always in command, always in charge, on top of details, basically couldn’t resist a conversation where she was driving some bill or some idea,” the lawmaker said. “All of that is gone. She was an intellectual and political force not that long ago, and that’s why my encounter with her was so jarring. Because there was just no trace of that.”
The Chronicle report, which cited four of Feinstein’s Senate colleagues and three former staffers as well as the House member, indicated that the 88-year-old’s memory is rapidly deteriorating and her staff does much of her work.
Congressional Democrats are worried that 88-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has become mentally unfit to serve out the remainder of her term, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.https://t.co/Y9VcDM37Pp
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 14, 2022
When a CA Dem in Congress recently had an extended conversation with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, they prepared for a rigorous policy discussion like they’d had with her many times over the years.
Instead, they had to reintroduce themselves multiple times. https://t.co/pO1y5PUzbb
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) April 14, 2022
The San Francisco Chronicle has more on the senator who claimed that they had to reintroduce themselves to Feinstein several times during the same conversation:
When a California Democrat in Congress recently engaged in an extended conversation with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, they prepared for a rigorous policy discussion like those they’d had with her many times over the last 15 years.
Instead, the lawmaker said, they had to reintroduce themselves to Feinstein multiple times during an interaction that lasted several hours.
Rather than delve into policy, Feinstein, 88, repeated the same small-talk questions, like asking the lawmaker what mattered to voters in their district, the member of Congress said, with no apparent recognition the two had already had a similar conversation.
The episode was so unnerving that the lawmaker — who spoke to The Chronicle on condition they not be identified because of the sensitivity of the topic — began raising concerns with colleagues to see if some kind of intervention to persuade Feinstein to retire was possible. Feinstein’s term runs through the end of 2024. The conversation occurred several weeks before the death of her husband in February.
“I have worked with her for a long time and long enough to know what she was like just a few years ago: always in command, always in charge, on top of the details, basically couldn’t resist a conversation where she was driving some bill or some idea. All of that is gone,” the lawmaker said. “She was an intellectual and political force not that long ago, and that’s why my encounter with her was so jarring. Because there was just no trace of that.”
This is why there needs to be term limits.
It also speaks to the fact that democrats often fail to hold their own people to the same standards as everyone else.
This is just sad. Feinstein needs to do a live on camera interview, no subject off limits. Why are they shielding her? https://t.co/IZzGibixKs
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 15, 2022
Really trying to show some grace with the Dianne Feinstein situation, but man, if you’re 88, have $100 million, and are having trouble carrying out basic functions of your job as a U.S. Senator, why not just go spend some time with your family?
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) April 14, 2022
Joe Biden privately voices concern about President Dianne Feinstein's ability to serve.
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) April 14, 2022
four Democrat Senators and one House Member give a sneaky snidey secret briefing that Dianne Feinstein is senile
how cruel to her and disrespectful to California. if you know she can't do her job, tell us clearly
and the same goes for the people around Biden
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) April 14, 2022
Feinstein's defenders suggest she's not the only impaired lawmaker in congress. Which is true but also really bad. https://t.co/hjHeBbIPb4
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) April 14, 2022