Electoralism/Democratism

Dianne Feinstein’s Final Votes Called into Question After News of Senator’s Death

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s death highlighted the concerns many had about her competency to still be in office.

The senator’s chief of staff, David Grannis, released a statement Friday morning saying Feinstein passed away overnight at the age of 90.

Given her age and limitations in her final months in office, questions about the legitimacy of Feinstein’s final batch of decision-making was promptly called into question on social media.

Conservative commentator Benny Johnson posted a clip showing how members of her staff repeatedly instructed the senator on how to vote during a committee hearing on the 2024 Defense Appropriations Act in July.

“Terminally sick in the final moments of her life, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was not peacefully embracing her children & grandchildren,” Johnson wrote.

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