Sen. Feinstein Dead at 90

Senator Dianne Feinstein has died at the age of 90. Feinstein returned to the Senate in May after a two-month battle with shingles, where she appeared to be unaware of her own extended absence. When a reporter asked him how her colleagues have received her upon her return, she said, “No, I’ve been here. I’ve been voting.” She concluded by scolding the reporter.

While some have assumed this clears the way for Gavin Newsom to ascend to the Senate, that’s not necessarily a safe assumption given the current state of the Democratic Party. In fact, given the increasingly geriatric state of the politicians in both parties, I don’t think we can entirely rule out the possibility that Feinstein will run again for re-election, and win, in 2024.