Sen. Dianne Feinstein Dead at 90
Summary from AllSides News Team
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has passed away at the age of 90.
The Details: Feinstein was the longest-serving female in the Senate, having first been elected in 1992. She also served as San Francisco's first female mayor. Her final years in office were marked by health concerns and questions about her fitness to serve; she was present in the Senate this week and cast votes as recently as Wednesday. As of this writing, her cause of death was unclear. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will appoint her successor.
How the Media Covered It: Feinstein's passing was the top story from sources across the spectrum Friday morning. Many mentioned her political resume and accolades in addition to recent concerns about her health.
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From the LeftDianne Feinstein, Longest-Serving Female Senator, Dead At 90
Dianne Feinstein, whose decadeslong political career was marked by numerous firsts, has died. She was 90.
“Dianne Feinstein, right from the start, was an icon for women in politics,” former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement shared with ABC7.
While several Democrats had raised concern about her ability to continue serving in light of several health challenges, Feinstein defied calls to resign.
She was hospitalized as recently as August over a fall in her San Francisco home. Earlier this year, the senator also dealt with a bout of shingles and returned to the upper chamber after...
From the CenterSenator Dianne Feinstein dies aged 90
Dianne Feinstein, the California senator who served for more than three decades and was a trailblazer for women in US politics, has died aged 90.
Feinstein was the oldest member of the US Senate and voted as recently as Thursday.
For months, the California Democrat had faced questions about alleged memory and cognitive issues.
In April, she was admitted to hospital after a "minor fall" at her home, the latest in a series of health concerns.
The former San Francisco mayor had previously announced plans to retire at the end...
From the RightDianne Feinstein dead: Longtime California senator was 90
California Senator Dianne Feinstein has died, sources tell Fox News. She was 90.
The longtime senator had suffered from extensive health issues for more than a year, leading many to wonder about her fitness for office. As of Friday morning her cause of death was unclear.
Feinstein was present in the Senate on Wednesday and cast a vote at 11:45 a.m. ET, according to the congressional record.
However, she missed two votes later in the afternoon.