Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, 89, is retiring at the end of her term and will not seek re-election in 2024.
The California senator is retiring after three decades in the Senate and more than 50 years in office.
“I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much as possible for California after my term expires at the end of next year,” he said in a statement. “Even with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that improve lives. Each of us was sent here to solve problems. That’s what I’ve done for the past 30 years and I plan to do that for the next two years. Thank you for allowing me to serve the people of California.
Feinstein announced her retirement amid reports that her cognitive decline is so bad that she recently became angry at staffers trying to explain her on a stopgap funding bill.
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“I don’t know what that is,” Feinstein told her staff last year of the stopgap funding bill.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported last year that Feinstein is in such bad shape that her own Democrat colleagues want her to retire before her term ends at the end of 2024.
The California senator will be 91 years old when his term expires at the end of 2024.
Democrat representatives. Both Katie Porter and Adam Schiff have announced they are running for Feinstein’s Senate seat.
NBC News reported:
After three decades in the Senate and 50 years in public office, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will retire from Congress, she announced in a statement Tuesday.
“I am announcing today that I will not run for re-election in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much as possible for California by the end of my term at the end of next year,” Feinstein said.
Feinstein, 89, is currently the oldest member of the upper house and the longest-serving senator from her state, first elected to the Senate in 1992.
Several House Democrats have announced 2024 campaign bids for his job, including Reps. Katie Porter and Adam Schiff. Representative Barbara Lee has also expressed interest in the race.