Will Dianne Feinstein be removed after hugging and praising Lindsey Graham? Internet says she 'betrayed' them

Feinstein praised Graham for the hearing after which she shared a hug with Graham who was maskless at the point and was holding his mask in his hands as he hugged Feinstein back


                            Will Dianne Feinstein be removed after hugging and praising Lindsey Graham? Internet says she 'betrayed' them
Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham (Getty Images)

As the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Thursday, October 15, Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein praised her colleague, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, followed with a friendly hug.

"Mr Chairman Graham, I just want to thank you. This has been one of the best Senate hearings I have participated in. Thank you for your fairness and opportunity of going back and worth. It leaves one with a lot of hopes," Feinstein said praising Graham, after which she shared a hug with Graham who was maskless at the point and was holding his mask in his hands as he hugged Feinstein back.



 

As soon as news of Feinstein's unexpected behavior came to light, people started slamming her as Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributing editor for the Atlantic magazine, wrote, “Diane Feinstein praising Barrett and then inexplicably praising Graham, is a clear sign that she should not remain as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee."

Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus of constitutional law at Harvard, retweeted Ornstein’s statement, adding, "I'm afraid I agree, much as I like Sen Feinstein personally and admired her work years ago."



 

 



 

Another user slammed Feinstein and said, "It was beyond maddening what Feinstein did. A gut punch. Democrats need to keep up their enthusiasm and vote and force change, step by step. This hopefully will include changing Judiciary Committee leadership." Another one pointed out, "She just undid everything the Dems on the Committee spent two days doing and threw Graham a lifeline in his Senate race."



 

 



 

While sharing a picture of Feinstein hugging Graham, another leftist commented, "Lindsey Graham rams through a SCOTUS appointee while Americans are already voting for the next president, and Dianne Feinstein responds with praises and a maskless hug for Lindsey, undermining Jaime Harrison's campaign as well. Dems can't let this slide. #FeinsteinResign." A user questioned, "Never thought I'd say this, but it is time for her to go, or is Sen Feinstein encumbered by some major illness? Why would she hug Lindsey Graham, particularly while maskless?"



 

 



 

Sharing the "disappointment" that the act came with, a user tweeted, "Dear @SenFeinstein: There are no words that can adequately express how profoundly disappointed I am in you. The hearing was a travesty. Repubs were on their best behavior only because they've won and had nothing to attack. Your maskless hug and dumb remarks are an embarrassment."

Another user who felt "betrayed" wrote, "As a Californian, I couldn’t be more upset by Senator Feinstein's actions during these hearings. I feel utterly betrayed. She needs to be replaced."



 

 



 

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