Feinstein’s office just released tragic news

Dianne Feinstein

The ailing senator made headlines for months. Now it’s all come to a head.

And Feinstein’s office just released tragic news.

According to a source, California Senator Dianne Feinstein has given her daughter power of attorney despite the fact that she is still serving in Congress at the age of 90.

The Democratic senator, who is the oldest member of Congress, has faced calls to quit after being absent from the Capitol for months earlier this year due to health issues.

She has seemed sickly and has had a number of public mental slips since returning to Washington, DC.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that Feinstein gave her daughter, 66-year-old Katherine Feinstein, power of attorney in part to help handle court issues over her late husband Richard Blum’s fortune.

According to the tabloid, Katherine, Feinstein’s only child, is at conflict with Blum’s three daughters over ownership of a luxurious beach house held by Feinstein.

The two families are warring in a separate case over Blum’s life insurance, which Feinstein believes she needs to meet her rising medical expenditures, according to The New York Times.

Feinstein, who has served in the California legislature for more than 30 years, said earlier this year that she would not run for re-election in 2024.

Several longtime colleagues have told the press that her mental acuity has deteriorated substantially.

During a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting last week, the former San Francisco mayor had to be reminded many times by a colleague to vote “aye” on the $831.781 billion Defense Appropriations Bill.

Feinstein was temporarily hospitalized in February owing to shingles problems.

She was freed and returned to her home in San Francisco, where she healed for the following two months.

She returned to Washington in May, but when approached by reporters, she seemed perplexed about her months-long absence, arguing that she had not left Congress to recover from the sickness, but had been voting the entire time.

According to a New York Times investigation earlier this year, Feinstein relies on workers to push her wheelchair, remind her how and when she should vote, and explain what is going on when she becomes confused.

Feinstein is just one of the many senators who have had mental challenges that have raised questions of their competency.

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