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Dianne Feinstein should consider retiring from Senate, Barbara Boxer says

Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer of us-regions suggested this week that her ex-colleague, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, should consider retiring, according to a report. 

Boxer said that if she spoke to Feinstein she’d express to her that a life away from Washington can be fulfilling on its own, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“If Senator Feinstein were to call me today and asked my advice, I would say only you can decide this,” Boxer said in an article published on Thursday. “But from my perspective, I want you to know I’ve had very productive years away from the senate” target=”_blank”>Senate < magazine reported that Senate Majority Leader chuck-schumer” target=”_blank”>Chuck Schumer<

Meanwhile, Larry Elder, the GOP frontrunner in next week’s California recall election to decide whether Democratic Gov. gavin-newsom” target=”_blank”>Gavin Newsom< on his radio show last Friday. “I’m told she has a worse mental condition than even Joe Biden. They’re afraid I would replace her with a Republican — which I most certainly would do and that would be an earthquake in Washington, D.C.”

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Associated Press)

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Associated Press)

If Feinstein were replaced with a Republican, the Republicans would take the majority in the Senate. 

Newsom, who like Feinstein is a former mayor of San Francisco, has promised to replace Feinstein with a Black woman if the senator retires.

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Boxer left the Senate in 2017 and continues to stay active in politics, frequently making TV appearances, advising at the University of Southern California’s Center for the Political Future and working as a health care consultant. 

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