Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) Hypocritical with Feinstein and Fetterman
Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) had a pretty lame explanation of the difference between Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator John Fetterman. He called for Feinstein’s resignation because she has not been on the job for the last two months.
The California representative appeared on Fox News on Sunday and talked about why he thinks Feinstein should leave by Fetterman is just fine staying put even though he has been unable to perform the duties for which he was elected.
Fetterman, who has been struggling with severe depression, has been away longer than the 89-year-old Feinstein.
Ro Khanna wrote, “It’s time for @SenFeinstein to resign. We need to put the country ahead of personal loyalty. While she has had a lifetime of public service, it is obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties. Not speaking out undermines our credibility as elected representatives of the people.”
Khan just happens to be the co-chair of California Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee’s campaign to replace Feinstein in the Senate in 2024.
Here is Khanna’s explanation of why he feels differently about Fetterman.
“[Sen. Feinstein] hasn’t been showing up and she has no intention. We don’t know if she’s even going to show up. She has no return date,” Khanna told “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream. “In contrast, Senator Fetterman has said that he’s going to show back up on April 17. So, it’s one thing to take medical leave and come back. It’s another thing where you’re just not doing the job.”
The truth is that Khanna has no idea what Feinstein’s intentions are. And when he was asked about the conflict of interest in his calling for Feinstein’s resignation, this was his answer: “I’m very proud to be a Co-Chair of Barbara Lee’s campaign, one of the strongest anti-war voices in the Congress, who was opposed to these foreign interventions. But Governor Newsom can appoint a caretaker. He doesn’t have to appoint someone in the current race, and I would support the governor doing that.
This has nothing to do with the current race because a caretaker would solve that.”
It’s time for @SenFeinstein to resign. We need to put the country ahead of personal loyalty. While she has had a lifetime of public service, it is obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties. Not speaking out undermines our credibility as elected representatives of the people.
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) April 12, 2023