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If Feinstein were a Republican

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon explores coverage of the latest hubbub involving California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) is under attack by members of her own party—not over some policy dispute but because Feinstein said something nice about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), her colleague on the Senate Judiciary Committee, following the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

The attacks on Feinstein escalated to the point where Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) was compelled to have a “long and serious talk” with Feinstein about her unacceptable conduct, which included giving Graham a hug at the conclusion of the hearings.

Because Feinstein is an 87-year-old Democrat whose best days are behind her, the media have generally sided with her critics. If she were a member of the other party—the bad one, the “Tea Party” party—the media might be more sympathetic and eager to publish reports like this one, which is fake:

Hard-Left Democrats Lash Out at Female Colleague for Being ‘Too Nice’

Radical leftists continued to exert their influence on the Democratic Party by demanding the removal of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If she won’t, her colleagues need to intervene,” said Brian Fallon, the executive director of Demand Justice, a far-left activist organization with ties to a shadowy dark money group.

Justice Democrats, the radical left-wing super PAC responsible for the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and other freshman members of the “Squad,” who have consistently turned a blind eye to anti-Semitism, also called on Feinstein to step down.

Feinstein has been in the Squad’s crosshairs for some time. In 2019, Ocasio-Cortez, aka “AOC,” eviscerated Feinstein for refusing to embrace the Green New Deal, a far-left proposal to radically transform the American economy. …

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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