A new vote Nearly two-thirds of California politicians think it’s time for Sen. Dianne Feinstein to resign given her recent health problems and advanced age, the study found.
Only 29 percent of voters in the state now support the 89-year-old Democrat staying in office, according to a survey, down 8 points from February. UC Berkeley Institute of Government Poll co-sponsored los angeles times.
Illness is the main reason for the decline in public support. Feinstein had a bout of shingles in March, including infectious encephalitisKey Democratic leaders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, have also called for her to step down.
“I know everyone has tried [to get her to resign]said Susie Tompkins Buell, a longtime Feinstein supporter and major Democratic donor who lives in San Francisco and Bolinas. not too good. ”
Yet despite mounting evidence that voters and colleagues agree that it is time to remove her, Feinstein said she remains steadfast in her desire to complete her term, which ends in early January 2025.
“Politicians are wired to fight for what they want, and I think Feinstein is on autopilot,” Beer said. “Sad for her legacy.”
Feinstein is the oldest member of the Senate and the longest-serving female senator. She had previously announced that she would retire at the end of her term.
“Old politicians are addicted to power,” Bill said. “It’s so tragic.”