Sen Dianne Feinstein files to run again at age 91; sparks reaction nearly everyone agrees on


Liberals apparently have gained a sudden appreciation for term limits upon the news that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has reportedly filed initial paperwork to run for reelection in 2024.

The oldest sitting U.S. Senator, Feinstein would be 91 when 2024 rolls around. If she won a primary (which is sure to be contested) and the general election in the deep blue state, she would be 97 at the end of the term. Although age discrimination is illegal under federal state civil rights law, the left appears intent on replacing the so-called moderate senator — who supports impeaching President Trump — with a full-on progressive, sooner rather than later.

Democrats already pressured Feinstein to step down as a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee after her relatively polite treatment of Judge (now Justice) Amy Coney Barrett and praising committee chair Lindsey Graham for the way he handled the nomination hearings and even hugging him. Shortly thereafter, the left ramped-up calls for her to immediately step down from Congress altogether because of alleged cognitive decline.

Parenthetically, Feinstein wasn’t so nice to Barrett when the-then law professor was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. You may recall that she also nearly sabotaged Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.

The initial reelection filing for Feinstein 2024 might be more about the money, however, Los Angeles Magazine cautioned.

“It is not unprecedented for a politician to file these types of documents even if they do not intend to ultimately go through with a campaign. There are implications for moving funds from previous campaign war chests, or being able to fundraise now and then transfer the cash to other entities. However, Feinstein has not yet confirmed that the move is purely procedural.”

In December 2020, the left-wing New Yorker magazine, in presumably trying to grease the skids for her departure from public office, published an anonymous-sourced article that implied that Feinstein, who was first elected to the Senate in 1992, was losing it.

“Speaking on background, and with respect for her accomplished career, they say her short-term memory has grown so poor that she often forgets she has been briefed on a topic, accusing her staff of failing to do so just after they have,” the piece read, in part.

Following the article’s publication, which common sense suggests might have been coordinated, many prominent leftists — some of them are members of the media — predictably began calling for her resignation.

In December, Feinstein insisted that “I don’t feel my cognitive abilities have diminished. Do I forget something sometimes? Quite possibly…We do get things done and we do pass bills. You do get older, that’s true. But I have been productive.” She also evidently rejected the notion of retiring early from her current term of office.

Perpetually outraged far-left Twitter is definitely not on the Feinstein reelection bandwagon. Here is just a sample:

Perhaps one of Feinstein’s constituents concluded that the lawmaker was already out of a job:

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