DNC and BFP Statements on the Passing of Senator Feinstein
September 29, 2023
Today, after the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic National Committee and the Biden-Harris Campaign released the following statements:
Joint statement from DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC Women’s Caucus Chair Lottie Shackelford:
“The entire Democratic family is devastated by the loss of Senator Dianne Feinstein. At her core, Senator Feinstein was a public servant and a force for good. Senator Feinstein’s career in public service, forged in the crucible of tragedy, has left an indelible mark on the history of not only her beloved San Francisco, but also our nation as a whole. For more than fifty years, Senator Feinstein was a fearless fighter for good – whether it was leading the charge for an assault weapons ban or in defense of LGBTQ+ rights, we have been well served by Senator Feinstein’s leadership.
“As the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Mayor of San Francisco, Senator from California, Chair of the Senate Intelligence and Rules Committees, and ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein was an icon and hero for so many women who fought to see themselves represented at the heights of government. Her work will forever live on in the millions of women and girls she inspired throughout her career.
“Our deepest condolences go out to Senator Feinstein’s family, friends, colleagues, and staff as they grieve this tremendous loss. She will be greatly missed by all of us.”
Statement from Biden-Harris Campaign Manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez:
“Growing up in California in the 1980s, Senator Feinstein was more than just a political figure – she was a titan who women everywhere looked up to. A champion for women’s rights, gun violence prevention, farmworkers, and immigration reform, Senator Feinstein never backed away from a tough fight, and her leadership helped propel my own political journey. Whether it was championing change in her home city of San Francisco or fighting for farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley, Dianne Feinstein left an enduring legacy of steadfast leadership in our great state and all across the country. Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of so many Californians, but I know that she will continue to inspire future generations of public servants, women, and girls. My heart is with Senator Feinstein’s family and loved ones as they grieve the loss of this American icon.”