Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) — who passed away on Sept. 29, 2023 at the age of 90 — was a trailblazing American politician. She has been described as “a titan of US political history who notched countless legislative achievements” in her long Senate career. She was the first woman to chair the Senate Rules Committee (2007–2009) and the first to chair the Select Committee on Intelligence (2009–2015). Feinstein became the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, the first woman to hold that position. On March 28, 2021, she became the longest-serving U.S. senator from California ever. On Nov. 5, 2022, Feinstein became the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history. Earlier, she served as the first female mayor of San Francisco.
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Quote: “Let the record show that you can be a United States senator for 21 years. You can be 79 years old. You can be the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and one of the most recognizable and widely-respected veteran public servants in your nation. But if you are female while all of those things, men who you defeat in arguments will still respond to you by calling you hysterical and telling you to calm down. They’ll patronize you and say they admire your passion, ‘sweetie,’ but they deal in facts, not your silly, girly feelings. It’s inescapable. You can set your watch by it.”
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