Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) appeared confused and began speaking during a Senate Appropriations Committee vote on Thursday, prompting Chair Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) to repeatedly urge the 90-year-old to say “aye.”
After Murray called for a vote on the Defense Appropriations bill, the clerk called on Feinstein, who had the choice of saying “aye” or “no.” After an aide handed her a piece of paper, Murray told Feinstein, “Say aye.”
NOW – 90 years old Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told to “just say aye” at vote on the defense appropriations bill.pic.twitter.com/d7V5RDclWY
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) July 27, 2023
“Pardon me?” replied Feinstein, who in May returned to the Senate after a two-month health-related absence and told reporters, “I haven’t been gone,” when asked about well wishes she had received.
“I would like to support a yes vote…