On November 17, 2020, Dianne Feinstein, Senator from California, was apart of a hearing where tech CEOs were to testify before the Committee on the Judiciary regarding censorship and suppression of news articles, and how they handled the 2020 election [N].
During the hearing, Senator Feinstein questioned Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, on how the company handled President Trump’s November 7th Tweet where he falsely claimed he was the winner of the November 3rd Presidential Election. After Mr. Dorsey answered the question, Senator Feinstein asked the question nearly word for word. Mr. Dorsey kindly replied once again.
In an article by the New Yorker, the moment was questioned and re-uploaded to YouTube, under the headline “Senator Feinstein just asked the same question twice and didn’t realize she did it,” though videos were difficult to find [source]. Progressive groups began to pressure Senator Feinstein after terrible mismanagement at Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
In the same report by Jane Mayer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has now had serious talks with Senator Feinstein, and she has agreed to step down as the top Democrat in the Senate. Those close to Feinstein have begun to speak out, saying her cognitive decline has been evident for years.
“Compounding the problem, Feinstein seemed to forget about the conversations soon after they talked, so Schumer had to confront her again. ‘It was like Groundhog Day, but with the pain fresh each time.’ Anyone who has tried to take the car keys away from an elderly relative knows how hard it can be, he said, adding that, in this case, ‘It wasn’t just about a car. It was about the U.S. Senate.'”A source to Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, “Dianne Feinstein’s Missteps Raise a Painful Age Question Among Senate Democrats.”
Dianne Feinstein (87) has been a Senator to California since November of 1992, and has been the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee since January of 2017. Senator Feinstein was re-elected to the United States Congress in November of 2018 until the end of 2024. Speaking with CNN, she has not confirmed if she will carry out the remainder of her term [Source].