This could not come too soon. Clearly, some of the Democrats in leadership positions are a little better than corporate Republicans. They get elected in blue states where large amounts of minorities vote overwhelmingly for them.
Despite that loyalty shown to them and the Democratic party, these elected officials have precious little in common with their constituents.
On the one hand, they are incredibly weak, feckless, and afraid to stand up to the Republicans who hate the migrant community. On the other, they are chummy with the Republicans even when they act in ways that are incontrovertibly in opposition to Democratic principles.
Dianne Feinstein is one such Democrat whose time has come and gone. Not only should she step away from the Judiciary Committee, but she should also make way for a younger Senator from the great state of California who is more in tune with the younger generation and their needs.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA) announced Monday that she would not seek a Senate Judiciary Committee position in the new Congress.
Feinstein’s tenure as the ranking member has been fraught with complaints by Democrats for refusing to challenge Republicans in the committee about President Donald Trump’s recent Supreme Court appointee. Once the hearing had finished, Feinstein thanked committee chair Sen. Lindsey Graham (R‑SC), saying, “This has been one of the best Senate hearings I have participated in.”
Progressives felt it legitimized a process that flew in the face of the GOP-imposed rule that no president could appoint a Supreme Court Justice in the final year of his or her presidency. It was a rule Republicans invented after former Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly. But even after inventing the rule, Republicans refused to play by it, appointing Amy Coney Barrett after the death of legendary Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D‑IL) is next in line for the chairmanship.
The 87-year-old California Democrat is one of few on the committee who never attended law school.
(Originated from Rawstory)