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Will Sen. Dianne Feinstein return to Washington next week?
Notes photographed in the hand of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday indicated Feinstein might be back as soon as next week, Politico reported.
Schumer never addressed Feinstein’s absence during the news conference at which he held those notes, but his spokesperson confirmed that “it was in his notes, and he would have said [it] if someone asked.”
Feinstein’s own team said Thursday that the ailing 89-year-old California lawmaker does plan to return to her duties, but they were vague about the timeline, according to Axios.
Feinstein has been absent from Congress since February, when she was hospitalized with shingles. She was later released from the hospital and has been recuperating at home.
While she has been gone, she has missed dozens of Senate votes, including key judicial confirmations, prompting many to call for her resignation so a replacement can be appointed.
The photo that Politico ran of Schumer’s notes appears to have been taken while Schumer held the document behind his back.
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