NYT Calls On Dianne Feinstein To Resign From Senate

California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has yet to resign but is being asked to step down from her post.

Feinstein has enjoyed a "distinguished career in the United States Senate," and "should resign and turn over her responsibilities to an appointed successor," wrote the New York Times editorial board.

"The 89-year-old senator, planning to retire at the end of her current term, has been absent from work since early 2023 as she was hospitalized with shingles. She has missed more than 90 votes in her absence and has given the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee the ability to stall some of President Joe Biden’s court nominees," reported Breitbart News.

The outlet said, "if she cannot fulfill her obligations to the Senate and to her constituents, she should resign and turn over her responsibilities to an appointed successor."

"If she is unable to reach that decision on her own, Mr. Schumer, the majority leader, and other Democratic senators should make it clear to her and the public how important it is that she do so," the Times board said. "Under the circumstances, Mr. Schumer should turn up the public pressure on her to return or resign, setting aside the antique Senate gentility that can hobble common-sense decision-making there."

"The editorial board recognized that some of the past calls for her to resign had been called 'sexist' but that senators have a 'primary and inescapable duty' to show up and vote, which Feinstein has been unable do while she has recovered from shingles," reported Breitbart.

"Senate seats are not lifetime sinecures, and if members can’t effectively represent their constituents or work for the benefit of their country, they should not hesitate to turn the job over to someone who can. Ms. Feinstein owes California a responsible decision," the editorial board concluded.

I think we can all agree, it is time for Feinstein to step down and allow an appointed successor to step in.