Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has finally returned to Congress after missing close to three months of work due to her recent hospitalization.
Back in March Feinstein who is currently 89, was hospitalized for shingles and has been absent from Capitol Hill since her hospitalization.
Her absence from her job has caused both Republicans and Democrats to call for her resignation.
Take a look at a photo taken of Feinstein on her first day back at Capitol Hill:
Diane Feinstein returns to Senate.
Feinstein, 89 years old, has some of the most unusual trades in Congress, over her thirty year career.
In that time, her net worth sky rocketed to over $200 million.
Let’s look at some of her unusual trades: pic.twitter.com/MS0VeOYstW
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) May 10, 2023
She clearly looks unfit to be a US Senator.
Here’s what AP reported:
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein returned to the Senate on Wednesday after a two-and-a-half-month absence due to illness, giving majority Democrats a much-needed final vote as they seek to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominees and raise the nation’s debt ceiling in the coming weeks.
Looking noticeably thinner and frail, Feinstein is using a wheelchair to get around the Capitol as she continues to recover from a case of shingles. She missed the Senate’s first votes on Wednesday morning but arrived outside the Senate in a car for an afternoon vote, helped into the wheelchair by aides and greeted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer with a handshake and affectionate pat on the back.
Dianne Feinstein is 89 and clearly isn’t doing well.
It isn’t cruel to expect our leaders to be physically able to carry out the job they were elected to do — it’s cruel to keep them in office when they are incapable of doing so. pic.twitter.com/SGjLa14tgJ
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) May 10, 2023
Many Americans are tired of the leadership in Washington being barely physically able to do their jobs.
Nancy Pelosi is 83
McConnell is 81
Joe Biden is 80
Dianne Feinstein is 89
America is a Gerontocracy pic.twitter.com/9V79oP5nnv
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 10, 2023
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has returned to the Capitol after an extended absence while recovering from shingles.
Feinstein, 89, issued a statement Wednesday saying she has been advised by her doctors to work a “lighter schedule.”
“Even though I’ve made significant progress and was able to return to Washington, I’m still experiencing some side effects from the shingles virus. My doctors have advised me to work a lighter schedule as I return to the Senate. I’m hopeful those issues will subside as I continue to recover,” she said.
Feinstein returned to the Capitol using a wheelchair, telling reporters she was feeling “much better.”
Feinstein said in April that her return to Washington had been “delayed due to continued complications related to my diagnosis” but said she planned to return to the Senate “as soon as possible once my medical team advises that it’s safe for me to travel.”