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} Repubs were on their best behavior only because they've won and had nothing to attack. - - we interrupt this twitter blackout with a very important message from Senator Dianne Feinstein - - pic.twitter.com/bV5X9OG7iL, As soon as news of Feinstein's unexpected behavior came to light, people started slamming her as Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributing editor for the Atlantic magazine, wrote, “Diane Feinstein praising Barrett and then inexplicably praising Graham, is a clear sign that she should not remain as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

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", Dear @SenFeinstein: There are no words that can adequately express how profoundly disappointed I am in you.The hearing was a travesty. Never thought I'd say this, but it is time for her to go or is Sen. Feinstein encumbered by some major illness?


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