On Friday, Sen. Dianne Feistein’s, D-Calif., office confirmed the politician had died at the age of 90. An advocate for gun control, Feinstein was known for her 30-year battle to induct better gun control measures in the United States.
Serving for 30 years in the U.S. Senate, Feinstein’s colleagues submitted statements about the politician, many honoring her legacy in politics.
“Senator Feinstein never backed away from a fight for what was just and right. At the same time, she was always willing to work with anyone, even those she disagreed with, if it meant bettering the lives of Californians or the betterment of our nation,” James Sauls, Feinstein’s chief of staff, said.
Sauls also said, “There are few women who can be called senator, chairman, mayor, wife, mom and grandmother. Senator Feinstein was a force of nature who made an incredible impact on our country and her home state.”
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden also released his own personal statement about Feinstein, remarking on her vocal personality and strong-will.
“In San Francisco, she showed enormous poise and courage in the wake of tragedy, and became a powerful voice for American values. Serving in the Senate together for more than 15 years, I had a front row seat to what Dianne was able to accomplish. Dianne made her mark on everything from national security to the environment to protecting civil liberties. She’s made history in so many ways, and our country will benefit from her legacy for generations.”
Biden also ordered flags to be lowered on Feinstein’s behalf at the White House. Feinstein’s colleagues followed suit, paying tribute to her on the Senate floor Friday by covering the senator’s seat in a black cloth.
The oldest member in the Senate and the longest-serving female senator in California, Feinstein recently announced she would be retiring at the end of 2024, after her term was over. Throughout
this year, the senator had been receiving recommendations to retire due to concerns about her health.
A centrist Democrat, Dianne Feinstein’s legacy will continue to live on, with many of her efforts to be continuously recognized.
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