On Senator Dianne Feinstein’s next birthday, she will turn 90 years old.
And yet, despite concerns about her health and mental acuity, she refuses to step down. This is a problem throughout Washington and in both parties.
There are too many people involved in the running of the country who are far past retirement age.
They simply refuse to relinquish power.
FOX News reports:
Dianne Feinstein says she won’t step down early despite concerning mental health reports
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will serve out the remainder of her term despite worrying reports about her mental fitness, she told reporters this week.
Feinstein, 89, has spent roughly 30 years in the Senate, and critics have recently raised questions about her mental health, citing a reportedly failing memory, among other things. Nevertheless, both she and her office said she intends to serve out the rest of her term, which ends in 2024.
“Yes, absolutely,” she told the Los Angeles Times when asked whether she plans to stay on. “There’s still two years, you know. A lot can happen in two years.”
Feinstein went on to say that she would come to a decision about whether to run for reelection in 2024 “probably by spring,” according to the Times.
Feinstein’s office confirmed her plans to stay on through the rest of her term in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“The senator has no plans to step down and will announce her plans for 2024 at the appropriate time,” a spokesperson said.
When is she planning to retire? When she’s 100?
Who will succeed Sen. Dianne Feinstein?
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) December 5, 2022
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she has every intention of serving the remainder of her Senate term and is still deliberating whether to retire in 2024.https://t.co/n8ovbv7yam
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 13, 2022
What other job could anyone keep into their 90s?