Senator Dianne Feinstein Announces Retirement, Then Looks Like She Doesn’t Know

California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced her retirement on Tuesday, but the 89-year-old Democrat didn’t seem like she was done hours later.

Feinstein issued a statement midday indicating she would not seek re-election in 2024.

“I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election in 2024 but I intend to achieve as much as possible for California when my term expires at the end of next year,” the statement said.

“Every one of us was sent here to solve the problem. This is what I have done for the last 30 years and I plan to do it for the next two years,” he added. “My thanks to the people of California for allowing me to serve them.”

Seems rather specific, doesn’t it?

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Dianne Feinstein seems aware that she announced her retirement just hours ago

Feinstein, who has served as a United States senator from California since 1992, is the longest-serving female senator and the oldest currently in office.

And it shows sometimes.

Hours after issuing a statement announcing her retirement, Feinstein appeared to be unaware she had done so while speaking to reporters.

When asked about it, he replied, according to a National Journal reporter, “I haven’t made that decision. I didn’t reveal anything.”

“We made the statement,” suggested one worker.

“Did you make the statement?” Feinstein responded. “I should have known they put it out.”

Raw Story reported that he was blissfully unaware of his retirement in an interview conducted with him an hour later.

“Oh, no, I’m not announcing anything. I will one day,” he told the outlet.

Feinstein will be 91 years old in 2024.

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Should he retire now?

While it’s certainly possible that her staff didn’t update her on the retirement statement released before she spoke to reporters, Dianne Feinstein is a good example for those who have long argued for term limits in Congress.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported this past April that his Senate colleagues anonymously blasted him as mentally unfit to do his job as a lawmaker.

Retiring in 2024 means he will remain in office for two more years. Two years and his own colleagues thought he was incompetent almost a year ago!

According to a New Yorker report in 2020, Feinstein was then “struggling severely” with cognitive decline.

The report described how he “often forgot that he had been briefed on a matter, after complaining to his staff that they had failed to do so.”

Here he is repeating the same question twice, verbatim, in a congressional hearing.

In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, Feinstein praised China as an “honorable nation” and said it would be a “huge mistake” to allow Americans to sue the communist nation over the coronavirus.

Why? Because they have lifted “millions out of poverty”.

Representatives Adam Schiff and Katie Porter have announced they will run for Feinstein’s seat in 2024.

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