A New York Times report documented the extent of the cognitive limitations of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and fueled anger over her return to the Senate.
Feinstein expressed confusion when she saw that Vice President Kamala Harris was presiding over the Senate, an official function of her office, according to the report.
The incident occurred last year in one of the few times Harris cast a vote in the Senate in order to break a tie vote between Republicans and Democrats.
"What is she doing here?" the 89-year-old reportedly said to an aide about Harris.
Critics have decried Feinstein and said her reticence to retire has stymied Biden's efforts to fill judicial vacancies with left-wing judges. In February she announced that she would not seek another term but she said she would serve until the end of her current term.
In an alarming exchange with reporters, Feinstein appeared to imply that she didn't remember being away from Congress.
"I haven't been gone," said Feinstein. "You should ... I haven't been gone. I've been working."
"You've been working from home is what you're saying?" asked a reporter.
"No, I've been here," an agitated Feinstein responded. "I've been voting. Please, you either know or don't know."
A recent poll found that an astounding 67% of Californians agreed that her illness made her unfit to serve her office, while only 20% said they disagreed. When asked if she should resign, 42% of Californians said she should, while only 27% said she should serve out her term.
Here's more about the trouble with Feinstein:
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