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Sen. Feinstein Forgets Judicial Nominee Vote

California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, who This was announced earlier in the week A report claims that while she announced her intention to not run for reelection in 2024 she was confused by what she had done regarding the Senate’s two-vote series.

“Did I vote for that?” Business Insider reported that Feinstein asked David Grannis, her long-serving chief of staff, about voting to approve a nominee for the federal bench.

Grannis, who according to the outlet had already told Feinstein that the votes for Biden appointees were taking place throughout a day, replied: “No.”

Description of the “most jarring part about the public episode,” The outlet claimed that Grannis attempted to help Feinstein to understand the details of events occurring later that day. However, the outlet was wrong. Senator from CaliforniaAt 89 years old, he was the oldest member of the chamber and asked about an incident that occurred just moments before.

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN APPEARS UNAWARE DURING REPORTER GAGGLE REPORTS

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is seen in the U.S. Capitol subway on Feb. 15, 2023.

On February 15, 2023, Senator Dianne Feinstein was seen in the U.S. Capitol metro. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Fox News Digital didn’t receive an immediate response to Feinstein’s office regarding the alleged incident.

Feinstein’s Wednesday statement does not represent the first time that questions have been raised about Feinstein’s memory or cognitive abilities.

Feinstein, the longest-serving female senator, has announced Tuesday that she won’t seek a seventh term and will be running for another term. “to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends” In 2025.

The announcement was made Feinstein appeared unaware She spoke out about her retirement to reporters at Capitol, saying that she had not made a decision about her future despite having announced just hours earlier that she wouldn’t be running for re-election.

Multiple reports state that a Feinstein staffer quickly informed Senator Feinstein that a statement was already being made about her retirement. This led to her claiming she wasn’t aware of the information.

“Asked by reporters about her announcement to resign, [Feinstein] says ‘If I haven’t made that decision, I haven’t released anything.’ A staffer then told the senator that a statement had been released. Feinstein responded saying ‘I didn’t know they put it out,’” One reporter wrote that he meant to clarify his meaning later. “retire” Instead of “resign.”

DIANNE FEINSTEIN ANNOUNCES THAT SHE WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION 2024

Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Tuesday that she will not seek re-election in 2024.

Tuesday’s announcement from Senator Dianne Feinstein that she will not be seeking re-election for 2024 was a sign of her confidence. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Raw Story also reported that there was an additional report, which contained the following: audio clip Feinstein talking to a reporter. She didn’t realize she was actually retiring.

“Oh, no, I’m not announcing anything. I will one day,” Feinstein spoke with the outlet just one hour after her retirement was announced.

Fox News Digital reached Feinstein’s office to request comment. A spokesperson for Feinstein attributed the confusion to the timing and date of the retirement announcement.

“The senator approved it going out today, just confusion on timing. The senator was out of the office for votes, a meeting, lunch and more votes when the announcement was sent,” According to the spokesperson.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks to reporters as she boards an elevator following a vote in the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 14, 2023.

Following a vote in Washington’s Capitol on February 14, 2023 Sen. Dianne Feinstein talks to reporters after she boarded an elevator. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Last year, Feinstein had several Senate colleagues. Anonymously expressed There was concern that her memory was failing and that she wasn’t able to serve.

This article was contributed by Brandon Gillespie, Fox News.


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