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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y., said “no.”
According to San Francisco Chronicle. Critics of the Californian Democrat, however, refused to speak officially and asked that their names be withheld.
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Pressed on the report at a press conference on Tuesday and whether Democratic lawmakers raised those concerns with him, Schumer said, “No. They haven’t.”
Schumer stopped short of offering a resounding endorsement of Feinstein’s fitness for office.
“I’ve had a good number of discussions with Senator Feinstein, but I keep them to myself,” Schumer said when asked if he was confident in her abilities.
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Feinstein was first elected to the Senate in 1992. Her current term ends in January 2025.
The San Francisco Chronicle report cited interviews with unnamed Democratic lawmakers that Feinstein’s mental health is “poor and worsening.” Another lawmaker said Feinstein was totally in control and in charge, but “it all disappeared.”
Feinstein, the longest-serving senator, pushed back against claims that she was deteriorating mentally and could no longer meet the demands of her job. She defended any perceived distraction following her husband’s tragic death from cancer earlier this year.
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“The past year has been extremely painful and distracting for me, traveling back and forth to visit my dying husband who passed away just weeks ago,” she said in an earlier statement to Fox. NewsDigital. “But there is no doubt that I am still serving and delivering for the people of California, and I will put my record against anyone.”
Fox News’ Timothy Nerozzi contributed to this report.
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