Legislator Says Congress Needs to Address Infirm Legislators 

She suggests the creation of “forward-looking policies.”

Representative Katie Porter of California expressed concern for fellow legislators who are aging, dealing with serious health issues, and could be considered “infirm.” She cited Senator John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Senator Diane Feinstein of California. 

The health issues of both senators have been well documented. Senator Fetterman, whose problems came from a stroke and clinical depression, has shown difficulty stringing coherent questions together during Senate hearings. Senator Feinstein, who just returned from several months of absence following hospitalization for shingles, is reportedly having difficulty remembering names and faces. She recently denied having been away. “I haven’t been gone, I’ve been working,” she stated. 

“We’re going to have more people who are absent, we’re going to have more people who fall sick, we are going to have more Senators who age given the age of the body,” Congresswoman Porter said. “And I think we need some forward-looking policies, not just focus on Senator Feinstein – although I understand the concerns – but really look at how we’re going to deal with this structurally.” 

Representative Porter has filed to run for Senator Feinstein’s seat when her term expires next year. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Representative Porter as she expresses concerns over the capabilities of some of her colleagues in the Senate.
  • For Senator Feinstein as she endeavors to fulfill her duties on a reduced schedule.
  • For Senator Fetterman as he struggles with cognitive processing and mental health.

Sources: Fox News, Yahoo News


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