Report: Dianne Feinstein ‘seriously struggling’ with cognitive decline

Report: Dianne Feinstein ‘seriously struggling’ with cognitive decline
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[Ed. – Maybe it’s time for that discussion about term limits in Congress.]

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the oldest member of the Senate at age 87 and the most senior Democrat on its powerful Judiciary Committee, is “seriously struggling” with cognitive decline, a new report says.

People familiar with the California lawmaker’s situation told the New Yorker on Wednesday that Feinstein’s short-term memory has grown so poor that she “often forgets she has been briefed on a topic, accusing her staff of failing to do so just after they have.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has had several “painful” discussions with Feinstein about stepping aside, but the octogenarian reportedly soon forgets about their talks, forcing Schumer to confront her again, one source said.

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“It was like Groundhog Day, but with the pain fresh each time,” the source said.

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