89-year-old U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s medical condition is much worse than the media has previously reported; however, she continues to serve in Congress.
According to a representative for Feinstein, her health issues were more serious than previously thought, the New York Times reported.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier, Feinstein was seen being wheeled back into the U.S Capitol building, trembling and asking, “Where am I going?”
Dianne Feinstein’s representative disclosed her medical condition, revealing the Democrat experienced the shingles complication of encephalitis during her absence.
The rare condition affects the mental state of those who suffer from it, causing confusion, difficulty walking, and memory problems.
Feinstein also experienced a complication known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which can cause facial, balance, and vision impairments.
On Thursday, we reported Feinstein appeared to have suffered a blackout and does not remember that she has been absent from the Senate for ten weeks.
However, when a reporter asked Feinstein how other Senators had reacted to her return to the capitol, she had no idea she had been away.
“No, I’ve been here. I’ve been voting,” the California Democrat said in response to a question about working from home upon her return.
But Feinstein’s office rebuffed concerns over her health.
“I’m back in Washington, voting and attending committee meetings while I recover from complications related to a shingles diagnosis. I continue to work and get results for California.”
As The Western Journal noted, Figures from within Feinstein’s own party have called for her resignation, questioning her ability to perform the vigorous duties of a United States senator while in need of continuing medical care.
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Surely this amounts to elder abuse on the part of her handlers.