Senator Dianne Feinstein Dead at Age 90 

She had served in the Senate since 1992. 

After suffering months of declining health, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California passed away Thursday night. The San Francisco native had been in public service since 1970, when she was elected to that city’s board of supervisors, and later became mayor. She was the longest-serving female senator in American history. 

Tributes are being made by the senator’s friends and colleagues. After a vase of white roses was placed on a black shroud draped over her Senate desk, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “Today we grieve. We look at that desk, we know what we have lost.” 

President Joe Biden stated, “She had an immense impact on younger female leaders for whom she generously opened doors. Dianne was tough, sharp, always prepared, and never pulled a punch, but she was also a kind and loyal friend, and that’s what Jill and I will miss the most.” 

She is survived by her daughter, her stepdaughters, and seven grandchildren. 

California Governor Gavin Newsom will name a temporary successor. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Feinstein’s friends and loved ones to receive comfort from the Lord as they grieve the loss.
  • For discernment for Governor Newsom as he selects an individual to serve out the remainder of Senator Feinstein’s term.

Sources: NY Times, The Hill, NBC News


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