Feinstein says she is advancing as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON – Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on Monday that she would step down as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee in a new session of Congress in early 2021, marking a victory for progressives that pressured her to step aside.

“After serving as a prominent Democrat on the Judiciary Committee for four years, I will not seek the position of chairman or ranking member,” the California Democrat said in a statement.

The 87-year-old Feinstein said he intends to remain on the committee. He won re-election for a six-year term in 2018 and his term did not expire until the end of 2024.

Ranking members Diane Feinstein, D-California, and Chairman Lindsey Graham, RSC, embrace Supreme Court nominee Amy Connie Barrett as confirmation hearings. On October 15, 2020, there comes a close on Capitol Hill.Samuel Quorum / Getty Images File

Amy Connie Barrett to deal with the Supreme Court hearing, Lindsay Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary, began to criticize Senator Progressivists after praising the RSC and embracing them after the proceedings ended on October 15.

“I just want to say thank you. This is one of those auditions I’ve participated in, ‘” Feinstein told Graham in the committee room. “Thank you very much for your leadership.”

Demand Justice, NARAL, and MoveOn.O, after refusing to lead under President Barack Obama in 2016, for a hearing in the Supreme Court on the eve of the 2020 election, underlining the party’s message against Republicans. Progressive groups including Finstein called for the separation. .

Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Falone said that Democrats are ever going to be in a position to harm Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to harm the federal judiciary, an important step forward. “Going forward, the Democrats on the Senate Judicial Committee should be led by someone who will not go through that phase of will and citizenship that Republicans gave up long ago.”

On October 20, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., said: “I’ve had a long and serious talk with Sen. Sen. I’m going to say it right now.”

It is unclear whether the Democrats will be in the majority or the minority will come in January – two runoff elections in Georgia will determine the balance of power in the Chamber.

“We look forward to continuing to serve as a senior Democrat on the Judiciary, Intelligence, Appropriation and Rules committees as we work with the Biden administration on priorities such as gun safety, immigration reform and addressing disparities in criminal justice. ” “I will keep doing my best to bring positive changes in the coming years.”

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