U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) passed away Thursday night, ending an over 30-year career in the U.S. Senate.
The 90-year-old Feinstein died in her home after a bout of shingles sidelined her for more than two months earlier this year.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will select a temporary replacement. Feinstein already announced that she would not be running for reelection in 2024.
On Friday morning, messages of affection and remembrance for the late senator, including from President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama.
Members of Alabama’s federal delegation also heaped praise on Feinstein, including the State’s two Republican senators, who posted glowing remembrances despite noticeable political differences.
“Sad to hear about the loss of my friend Dianne Feinstein,” said U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn). “Grateful I got to know her. Keeping her family and loved ones in my thoughts and prayers.”
Sad to hear about the loss of my friend Dianne Feinstein. Grateful I got to know her.— Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) September 29, 2023
Keeping her family and loved ones in my thoughts and prayers.
U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) called Feinstein “fearless” for blazing a path for women in the Senate.
Dianne Feinstein lived a life of service, blazing a path for women in the Senate and girls across our nation. In the face of tragedy and tribulations throughout her career, she was fearless. Our prayers are with her loved ones.— Senator Katie Boyd Britt (@SenKatieBritt) September 29, 2023
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) echoed Britt’s sentiments, calling Feinstein a “trailblazer for women and girls in California and everywhere.”
Sen. Feinstein was an iconic public servant and a trailblazer for women and girls in California and everywhere. Her decades-long tenure in the U.S. Senate has made our nation better and stronger. I join in offering my condolences to her family, staff, and loved ones. 🙏🏾— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) September 29, 2023
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