US Senator Dianne Feinstein has died at the age of 90. The California Senator was a trailblazer as she was the longest serving female senator who was known for her bipartisan efforts for three decades. On the Senate floor, Feinstein’s fellow senators paid tribute to her on Friday. A black cloth covered her seat as a symbol of respect. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised Feinstein as an extraordinary individual who made a significant impact on the Senate and the nation.
“Senator Feinstein never backed away from a fight for what was just and right. At the same time, she was always willing to work with anyone, even those she disagreed with, if it meant bettering the lives of Californians or the betterment of our nation,” her chief of staff, James Sauls, said in a statement.
“There are few women who can be called senator, chairman, mayor, wife, mom and grandmother. Senator Feinstein was a force of nature who made an incredible impact on our country and her home state.”