Dianne Feinstein Forced to Give up Democratic Leadership Position

Shealah Craighead [Public domain]

California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that would leave her role as a Democratic leader after incurring party backlash for her role in Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings.  

The 87-year-old senator spun the decision to drop out of her position as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as an opportunity to focus on “crucial issues” affecting “wildfire and drought” ridden home state California.  

“After serving as the lead Democrat on the Judiciary Committee for four years, I will not seek the chairmanship or ranking member position in the next Congress,” she said in a statement. 

“California is a huge state confronting two existential threats — wildfire and drought — that are only getting worse with climate change. In the next Congress, I plan to increase my attention on those two crucial issues,” Feinstein stated. “I also believe that defeating COVID-19, combating climate change and protecting access to health care are critical national priorities that require even more concentration.”

Feinstein, who is the nation’s oldest senator, experienced the furor of fellow democrats after thanking and Republican Chairman Lindsey Graham at the conclusion of Coney-Barrett’s confirmation.  

“Mr. Chairman, I just want to thank you,” she told Graham. “This has been one of the best Senate hearings that I’ve participated in, and I want to thank you for your fairness and the opportunity of going back and forth.”

Liberals balked at the display, and two groups opposed to Coney-Barrett’s appointment demanded Feinstein’s resignation.  

“It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If she won’t, her colleagues need to intervene,” said Demand Justice’s Brian Fallon, citing that she undermined “calls for filibuster and Court reform straight through to thanking Republicans for the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue echoed the sentiment, stating that Feinstein, “offered an appearance of credibility to the proceedings that is wildly out of step with the American people. As such, we believe the committee needs new leadership.”

Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, said he had a “long and serious talk” with Feinstein after the hearings, which clearly had an impact. 

“I look forward to continuing to serve as a senior Democrat on the Judiciary, Intelligence, Appropriations and Rules committees as we work with the Biden administration on priorities like gun safety, immigration reform and addressing inequities in criminal justice. I will continue to do my utmost to bring about positive change in the coming years.”

Illinois Sen. Dick Durban announced his intentions to replace Feinstein after she steps down.  

“I intend to seek the top Democratic position on the Judiciary Committee in the 117th Congress,” said Durban, who has served on the Judiciary Committee for 22 years. “We have to roll up our sleeves and get to work on undoing the damage of the last four years and protecting fundamental civil and human rights.”



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FedUp
FedUp
2 years ago

The REAL damage if Biden is in, is just beginning. Demon-crats are narrow mind & FOOLS. America will get what the demoncrats deserve. We are all in the sewer now

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
2 years ago

In otherwords, the finkster smells money in the woodpile.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan Winright

Hah,
Maybe she wants to serve under the climate sci-fi Tzar Kerry?

FED UP
FED UP
2 years ago

Dems are so ‘CRUEL’ and POWER hungry, they even EAT their own, if they don’t tow the Party line. 🙁

Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
2 years ago
Reply to  FED UP

They’ll eat anything. Anything, that is, that they can get the pants down or the zipper open on.

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago
Reply to  FED UP

The party of trash.

Nameless
Nameless
2 years ago

The Dems disgust me. They are so narrowminded and selfcentered that they cannot
allow a member of the party to thank someone of the other side. Where are their manners? Shame, Shame!

Irene E Peters
Irene E Peters
2 years ago
Reply to  Nameless

Manners!! Manners??? You don’t REALLY expect the Democrats to have or show any manners, do you?? This is pure politics remember! BTW A few years ago I was reminded of the origin of the word “politics”. If you break it down, “poli” comes from the Latin word meaning “many”. And we ALL know what tics are –Blood Suckers! Hence the word politics!

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
2 years ago
Reply to  Nameless

And where is the Dems’ spirit of bipartisanship and uniting the nation that they talk about when they’re trying to win over opposition voters???

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
2 years ago

Of course! The Demorats cannot have anyone displaying fairness and civility!

Policestate
2 years ago

Yes fiendstien is suffering from a drought that is why her face is so shriveled, she should not to go anywhere near a fire as she is so dry and will ignite.

Highland Bruce
Highland Bruce
2 years ago

What Sen Feinstein needs to focus on is the homeless crisis in California.

John
2 years ago

Socialist are making there move. Next will be Nancy using 25 amendment on Biden.

devi
devi
2 years ago

Behaving like a polite colleague is against the Dim rules now. They continue to sink further and further into the pit. They’ll soon be sprouting horns and tails. Oh, wait–what’s that sprouting out of Pelosi’s butt?

New man
New man
2 years ago

I hope Durbin chokes on KAMALA

New man
New man
2 years ago

After he chews on Hillary

New man
New man
2 years ago

Up there in sewer in Washington it forming a new breed of scainks BIDEN has been all IN the whores from the swamp and now sewer boiling and festering a new stink of vile puterid rabbed creature cross breed between Pelosi HILLARY AND KAMALA. And it has been said the creatures resembles HITLER.

Margaret Duckwald
2 years ago

Feinstein should resign. Between her husbands software changing votes her insider trading and the two girls that perjured themselves to keep kavanaugh off the supreme court then rewarded with jobs in her husbands business. Nothing happens to these politicians when they break the law.

Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
2 years ago

Yeah, right! Durban hales from Illinois, the home of the quick, but mostly dead, due to their inability to run their own city, Chicago, and State without running up a HUGE debt level which is totally unsustainable. All due, of course, to the Democrats bending over and sticking butts up to the unions, State, City, and Teacher’s, without whom Democrats likely wouldn’t be able to get elected Dog Warden.
The stench of IL corruption pours out of the pores of such as Durban et al.
The stench of Durban heading the Judiciary Committee, albeit in a likely minority, will simply continue on as long as there are Democrats to emit such.
As for the “drought” and “climate change” issues, CA should be encouraged to burn. Right to the ground. At least all the feces one has to keep their eyes down to avoid stepping in (while simultaneously trying to keep your eyes constantly moving around you to avoid getting mugged, assaulted, raped, murdered, etc, by the druggies, homeless, and criminal element.The criminal element not IN the California political or municipal systems, that is.

Lilhouse
Lilhouse
2 years ago

Get rid of obamasshole and his wife Michael.. They’re old rats that Americans don’t want to listen to him.

Chip
Chip
2 years ago

Dick Durbin is the worst ever far more liberal than Frankenstein. He is a real creep.

Larry Gaines
Larry Gaines
2 years ago

Her replacement will be WORSE

DanP
DanP
2 years ago

California’s threats?….. Socialist policies and evil politicians! Those would be the two biggest threats. Get rid of them, the rest will fall into place. No problem.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
2 years ago
Reply to  DanP

Be nice if it just fell in the ocean.

Sue
Sue
2 years ago

Damage the last 4 yrs? Cheap gas! No wars! You people are sick! And stupid! When gas goes up in price and N. Korea starts acting fruity again I’m going to sit back in disgust! Eff off Dicky

mark
mark
2 years ago

so one democrat was polite , no no NO NO ! .did ByeDun-g actually get any votes at all ?

Casey
Casey
2 years ago

Feinstein is EVIL just like all the other Democrat politicians. She deserves no sympathy or understanding. Like Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, Buck Fiden and Cameltoe Harris she is pure evil through and through.

Cheryl N
Cheryl N
2 years ago

It is so hard for me to believe that America chose a demon-rat to govern after the 8 years of the last demon-rat who did nothing but give money to our enemies that want America to become a muslam state..not to mention what they want to do to ISRAEL and Jewish, and Christian people there and here. Lord Almighty have mercy on us<><

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
2 years ago
Reply to  Cheryl N

Watch for all the fall out over this election.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
2 years ago
Reply to  Cheryl N

Liberals controlled education, indoctrinated our children, and used them against us… as blind zealots with an end of the world, as we know it, mission!

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
2 years ago

Poor Dianne . Retire you are already a millionaire for serving 30 plus years. Give some back to the Nation.

gramma
2 years ago

Di Feu needs to step out of politics, she is 87! She has lost it! Way over the hill! She has fleeced the public far too long. Big inside trader or her husban is! Same thing!

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
2 years ago

Diane,
While I am pleased with your stand for ACB,
I must protest your view of climate sci-fi:

Why not Help the whole world see the truth… and publish a “truthful” study: about ‘climate change’; and the global effects of wildfires, tectonic plates and volcanic activity, as well as the myriad of other heat/CO2 generating sources, such as every living creature/man?
..i.e.: burning a cord of apple/white oak produce ~90% of the BTU/HR as a short ton of coal… not counting the CO2, and the heat/CO2/pollution from real/personal property that went up in smoke…
Now add that times 9 million acres, just this year, in America, let alone the rest of the world… add the past years too…
No one.. from any science/environmental agency is willing, to tell the world how many BTU/HR and the degrees of temperature, that the wild fires have added to the global climate… and the effects on evaporation and drought, or the changes to the normal flows of hot and cold air, etc… that changes normal weather!
NOAA/USFS both share the land sat system, that can determine the height, girth, species, and volume of trees, in the forests and cities .. to approximately calculate the BTU/CO2 numbers… not counting the real/personal property, etc…
Yet, I have not seen even one report! They only want the climate change narrative to be heard, and President Trump has tried to clean the mess up, but they sue and set up road blocks at every corner!
Crude oil/gas is truly only made of decomposed and fermented flora and fauna; that was trapped underground, after the great flood in the Bible…
Use of fossil fuel is no more dangerous to our climate, than a cow’s fart, a deer, moose, a fish, or a chicken, that’s eating, drinking, pooping, peeing, and breathing, or the methane and CO2; from our compost, gardens, crops, and sewage, etc… but some of what we added to it, has been harmful; like leaded gas…
Should we make it illegal, for 10 billion people, and trillions of other living creatures, to breath and generate body heat?
It boils down to forest management and stewardship… not banning fossil fuels and all the lies they create with their ‘scientific studies’…
Until the scientists pushing the global warming narrative, caught on to my discussions on methane in landfills, compost and sewage plants.. they never mentioned the fact in any of their spiel… when they did finally mention it, they hypothetically stated that methane/CO2 was still 85% due to fossil fuel… Really?
…How can their studies/instruments differentiate between the methane, or CO2, coming either from flora and fauna above ground, or below ground? It might have come from my bean soup, I ate yesterday?

Walkin O'Shea
2 years ago

Ms. Feinstein should NOT step down for the likes of Chuck Schumer. Unfortunately she’s finding out just how her party really feels about her, and her democratic sensibilities. They don’t like them. But then it’s not the democrat party she once knew and espoused. “Times they are a changin”.

DawnieR
DawnieR
2 years ago

She just needs to leave govt, PERIOD!
Drought? That one is easy……ANSWER: STOP THE GEO-ENGINEERING!!
Wildfires? 99% of them are being caused by Tectonic Activity; the Fault Lines; the Plates are shifting!! (They don’t want a little thing like FACTS/REALITY/REAL SCIENCE get in the way of their ‘it’s all ARSON’ B!S!)

Lin Mouat
Lin Mouat
2 years ago
Reply to  DawnieR

I think the mismanagement of our forests is the major cause of our wildfires. The government can’t run anything without ruining it.

Floyd Hardee
2 years ago

The lady should change her party affiliation to Republican and spit in their ungrateful faces! She is too good to be a Scum-o-crat.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 years ago

Manmade climate change is TOTAL BUNK, PERIOD!

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