Dianne Feinstein, California Senator of Many Years, Passes Away at Age 90

Sources confirm the passing of California Senator Dianne Feinstein, aged 90, as reported by Fox News. For over a year, the veteran senator battled serious health challenges, prompting questions about her ability to continue serving. The exact cause of her death remains unknown as of Friday morning.

Remarkably, Feinstein was actively engaged in Senate proceedings until shortly before her passing. She participated in a vote at 11:45 a.m. ET on Wednesday, as recorded in congressional documents, but regrettably, she was unable to attend two subsequent votes.

Senator Dick Durbin, the Democratic Majority Whip from Illinois, fondly remembered Feinstein as a trusted friend and colleague of more than twenty years.

“She was my friend and my seatmate on the Senate Judiciary Committee for over 20 years. She was always the lady, but she never backed down from a cause that she thought was right. She has written a great record in areas like the assault weapons ban, violence against women and so many other areas. We’ve lost one of the real leaders in the Senate,” Durbin told Fox News.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sat with Feinstein on the Senate Committee on Intelligence, said she was a “political pioneer with a historic career of public service.”

“Intelligent, hard working [and] always treated everyone with courtesy [and] respect,” Rubio wrote on X. “May God grant her eternal rest.”

Feinstein, the longest-serving female senator ever, was first elected to the role in 1992.