Monday’s Bee reported that Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced her plan to run for re-election to the Senate.
Whether one is a Democrat or Republican, each should at least consider the following points before voting.
Feinstein recently displayed reprehensible bigotry when, in the hearings for a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, she used Amy Barrett’s religious beliefs as a potential reason to vote against her. She said to Ms. Barrett that in considering a vote for her “Catholic dogma lives loudly within you, that is a concern.”
Just imagine if a Republican senator said the same of a Mormon, Jew or a Muslim. The outcry would be thunderous and the Senate would be talking about a censure.
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Another consideration is Feinstein’s age. Not just that she could be 91 at the end of the term, but that it is conceivable that she could resign after a couple of years, allowing the governor to name a replacement. Since Gavin Newsom is a favorite to replace Jerry Brown as governor, he could appoint anybody he wants to the Senate seat, circumventing the voting process until the next general election.
Such an appointment could be Brown himself.
Larry Beston, Clovis