In a move that has raised eyebrows among conservatives, 90-year-old Senator Dianne Feinstein has given her daughter power of attorney, but has not resigned from the Senate.
The move comes after Feinstein has faced increasing scrutiny over her age and health. She has been absent from the Senate for several months as she underwent treatment for shingles, and she has been seen on several occasions struggling to walk or stand.
The New York Post has now reported that Dianne Feinstein relinquished power of attorney to her daughter Katherine Feinstein (66). Diane Feinstein has given her daughter, a former judge and current President of the San Francisco Fire Commission, the right to act in the Senator’s stead.
Some conservatives have called on Feinstein to resign, arguing that she is no longer fit to serve in the Senate. However, Feinstein has so far refused to step down, and she has said that she plans to run for re-election in 2024.
The decision to give her daughter power of attorney is a sign that Feinstein may be aware of her own limitations. Power of attorney gives her daughter the authority to make decisions on her behalf if she becomes incapacitated.
However, the fact that Feinstein is still refusing to resign is angering some conservatives. They argue that she is putting her own personal interests ahead of the interests of the people of California.
“It’s time for Dianne Feinstein to step aside,” said one conservative commentator. “She’s no longer fit to serve in the Senate.”
It remains to be seen whether Feinstein will eventually resign. However, her decision to give her daughter power of attorney is a sign that she may be facing increasing pressure to do so.
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