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New Report Reveals Sen. Feinstein Has No Clue About Kamala Harris’s Role

It appears Joe Biden isn’t the only person in Washington that is unsure of what’s going on.

Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein of California showed extreme confusion last year when Kamala Harris was presiding over the Senate during a tiebreaking vote.

Feinstein who is 89 years old asked her colleagues “What is she doing here?” when Harris entered the Capitol’s chamber.

Reporters close to Feinstein at the time sad the senior senator looked extremely confused.

Check out what The Hill reported:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) reportedly expressed confusion last year when Vice President Harris was presiding over the Senate to cast a tiebreaking vote, according to a new report detailing the difficulties the ailing lawmaker faces as she continues her work in the Senate.

The new report from The New York Times outlines the many functions Feinstein’s staff is playing as the 89-year-old senator returns to work after bouts with shingles and encephalitis earlier this year.

The Harris example, however, reportedly took place last year and illustrates the difficulty Feinstein has had recalling, at times, the basics of how the Senate operates. According to the new report, Feinstein expressed confusion to her colleagues when she saw Harris presiding over the chamber, in one of many tiebreaking votes the vice president has had to cast.

“What is she doing here?” Feinstein asked, according to the report. The report cites “a person who witnessed the scene.”

Per The New York Post:

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, was reportedly confused last year after observing Vice President Kamala Harris presiding over the Senate for a tie-breaking vote.

Feinstein, 89, appeared unaware during one vote as to why Harris, who had previously broken numerous ties, was taking up her role as president of the Senate, according to a report from The New York Times.

A witness included in the report said Feinstein allegedly asked colleagues, “What is she doing here?”

With the Senate locked in a 50-50 majority split for the first two years of the Biden administration, Democrats needed every member of their party plus Harris’ tie-breaking vote to approve many bills and nominations.


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