Dianne Feinstein Has To Be Told What To Do in Senate Committee

(TotalConservative.com) – At a routine committee proceeding on Thursday, a confused Sen. Dianne Feinstein started to read from the prepared remarks she brought to the meeting when she was supposed to say “aye” instead for a roll call vote.

As the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee was preparing to vote on a bill for defense appropriation, they initiated a roll call. When it was Feinstein’s turn to state “aye” to record her vote, she froze. Sen. Patty Murray then whispered to Feinstein and told her to just say “Aye.” Feinstein responded, “Pardon me,” and Murray reiterated his directions.

Feinstein then proceeded to read her prepared remarks in favor of the defense bill, which was supposed to happen later in the meeting following the roll call. She stated she would like to support the bill, which “provides $823 billion” for the Department of Defense. A staff member cut her off and explained to the senator that they were still doing roll call, and Murray instructed Feinstein once again to “Just say, ‘Aye.’”

Appearing even more confused, Feinstein soon realized her error, laughed, and then answered the roll call in the affirmative. A spokesperson for the senator told Fox News Digital that the meeting became a little “chaotic” and explained away Feinstein’s confusing moment.

At 90 years old and wheelchair-bound, the California Democrat is the oldest serving Senate member and concerns about her ability to continue serving have been raised before. In March, the senator revealed to the public that she was in the hospital with shingles and didn’t return to work in Washington, D.C., until May.

Feinstein announced earlier this year that she would retire at the end of her term in 2024. She was first elected in 1992 to represent California.

The day before her Senate slip-up, 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze at the podium during a press conference and had to be escorted away from the microphone.

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