(Republicaninformer.com)- During an interview last Tuesday, California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein seemed to forget her past statement announcing that she would not seek the position of President Pro Tempore of the Senate next year.
The 89-year-old senator was the prime candidate for President Pro Tempore, third in the line of succession after the vice president and speaker of the House. However, Feinstein had already publicly stated that she would not be seeking the position.
But in an interview with Insider Magazine last week, Feinstein’s previous statement must have slipped her mind.
She told Insider’s Bryan Metzger that she hadn’t given any thought about seeking the President Pro Tempore position, adding, “but I’ll let you know when I do.”
One of Feinstein’s staffers had to intervene, telling Metzger that the senator had already told reporters in the past that she hadn’t thought about it “and has no intention of seeking the position.”
The staffer then told Senator Feinstein, “that’s what you’ve told reporters.”
Then, because the senator is 89 years old, Feinstein told the staffer, “I don’t know what you’re saying.”
The staffer clarified that Metzger was talking about the Senate pro tem position.
The senile old woman argued that she has never said anything about that, “that I know of.”
The staffer reminded her that she had been asked about it during the recess and she put out a statement “saying that you had no intention of running for it.”
Feinstein responded saying, “Okay, well then. I guess it’s out.”
Last month, Feinstein told the Washington Post that she would not be seeking the position, saying she had no interest “at this time.”
For the last year, rumors about Feinstein’s mental fitness have been swirling, with concerns coming from within the Democrat caucus and among California Democrats.
In April, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that lawmakers and staffers have recounted incidents that seemed to indicate Senator Feinstein’s memory is rapidly deteriorating and that her staff has had to pick up the slack.