Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is still holding her job, even though reports have confirmed that her staffers have been doing all the work for the past few years because she’s not mentally competent enough to do it herself. And now a new poll shows us that a MAJORITY of California voters want Feinstein out of office TODAY. Mike Papantonio & Farron Cousins discuss more.


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Mike Papantonio: It really is.

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is still holding her job, even though reports have confirmed that her staffers have been doing all the work for the past years and really hiding it from the American public of how bad, what kind of bad shape she’s in. And now a new poll shows that a majority of California voters want Feinstein outta the office today. Today. They understand. I mean, this is pathetic. She is like, she’s a walking, what is it, Bernie, what was it?

Farron Cousins: Weekend at Bernie’s.

Mike Papantonio: Weekend with Bernie. I feel like every time I see the staffer pushing her around it’s like Weekend with Feinstein. And so, you know what it’s all about. It is about Pelosi not wanting Newsom to make some appointments. Pelosi is dead set on Schiff. Gotta have Schiff because Schiff came in and started talking the Russian conspiracy issue.

Farron Cousins: He did her dirty work.

Mike Papantonio: He did her, she didn’t want to do it. So he did it for her and now he looks like an idiot when all this new information’s coming out. So now the point is we know that there’s some good candidates out there that she could appoint. Who are they?

Farron Cousins: Katie Porter, who is doing much better in the polling than I had realized.

Mike Papantonio: Oh yeah.

Farron Cousins: Katie Porter is 20, or excuse me, I think somewhere in the teens, I guess. But either way I did not know she.

Mike Papantonio: 18 is where the last point was set.

Farron Cousins: Yeah, I didn’t realize she was ahead of Barbara Lee. But Barbara Lee is also not a bad pick. And those are actually the two people that Newsom, according to reports, is considering appointing to that seat. And instead Schiff who’s polling ahead right now because he has the Pelosi support, he’s the one who’s gonna take over in that primary. And when that happens, we lose Barbara Lee and Katie Porter from the House. They will no longer be elected officials because they will not be able to run in their House primary. So they’re gone for good, or at least for two years, and that me off

Mike Papantonio: Actually, Farron, this is The Hill reporting that 20, Katie Porter is at 22%. Okay. So, and Schiff is only at 23%. So I mean, it’s not like this is a big leap. They ought to let Newsom make the appointment. Look, we can’t even do anything on the judiciary because she can’t even show up. She doesn’t, she literally is quoted as saying she didn’t remember the vote. She voted on something, she didn’t know what it was. She doesn’t even, she didn’t even understand what the role was for Kamala Harris when she had to show up for a tiebreaker. She was asking, why is she here?

Farron Cousins: Why is she up here? I mean, so she didn’t know she was vice president. She didn’t know there was a tie. She didn’t know any of this. And this is not, again, make it crystal clear for everybody, this is not an attack on Feinstein. This is not her fault. I mean, she.

Mike Papantonio: Oh, it’s elderly abuse.

Farron Cousins: It is. It honest to God is, and I’ll take it a step further. I think on behalf of her staff who is doing everything for her, including telling her how to vote.

Mike Papantonio: Why don’t they.

Farron Cousins: I think that’s fraud.

Mike Papantonio: Well, it is fraud. But you would think that a staff member would have enough class to say, you know, we are engaged in elderly abuse and, you know, you could bring the case just about anywhere that this is elderly abuse. It’s pathetic. It is like Weekend with Bernie. And the idea that she can do anything that’s gonna help California voters right now is absurd. Still got what, two more years?

Farron Cousins: Yeah.

Mike Papantonio: Two more years. Yeah.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.