Dianne Feinstein To Step Away From Senate Judiciary Committee Leadership Role After Barrett Hearings

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)