Senate Democrats on Tuesday did not briefly change Dianne Feinstein on the Judiciary Committee.
Dianne Feinstein’s absence from the Senate is holding up Joe Biden’s judicial confirmations.
Feinstein, 89, has been MIA since she was hospitalized for shingles final month.
The California senator’s absence from the Senate Judiciary Committee has the panel deadlocked at 10-10.
It’s unclear when Feinstein will return Washington.
Feinstein has missed 60 votes out of the 82 taken this 12 months, based on the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Democrats tried to briefly change Feinstein however GOP lawmakers blocked their efforts.
CBS Information reported:
Senate Democrats tried and failed Tuesday to briefly appoint a alternative for Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the highly effective Judiciary Committee, with Republicans objecting to a request that may have allowed Democrats to push via judicial nominations as she recovers from an sickness.
The California Democrat has missed dozens of votes since she was recognized with shingles and briefly hospitalized in February. Final week, she requested Majority Chief Chuck Schumer to exchange her on the Judiciary Committee till she may return to Washington, which she vowed to do “as quickly as potential as soon as my medical group advises that it’s secure for me to journey.”
Her absence left the Judiciary Committee break up alongside get together traces, which means the panel’s Democratic members can’t push via President Biden’s judicial nominees with out Republican assist.
Following a gathering of the Senate Democratic management on Tuesday, Schumer mentioned he needed Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat of Maryland, to briefly change Feinstein on the committee.
On the Senate flooring, Schumer requested unanimous consent to make the change, which prompted an objection by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
In February Feinstein introduced she is retiring on the finish of her time period and won’t search reelection.
The California Senator is retiring after THREE many years within the Senate and greater than 50 years in workplace.
Final 12 months the San Francisco Chronicle reported Feinstein’s cognitive decline is so unhealthy that her personal Democrat colleagues need her to retire earlier than her time period expires on the finish of 2024.
The California Senator shall be 91 years previous when her time period expires on the finish of 2024.