Democratic Representative Ro Khanna from California recently criticized former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for suggesting that the calls for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s resignation were sexist.
At 89 years old, Feinstein has been struggling with health issues and was recently hospitalized for shingles. Despite her ongoing problems related to infection, Pelosi seemed to suggest that the situation was “interesting” and implied that the calls for resignation were based on political motives.
Khanna was the first major Democrat to publicly call for Feinstein’s resignation, stating that “it is obvious she can no longer fulfill her duties.” He argues that not addressing the issue undermines the credibility of elected officials. Khanna emphasizes that his call for Feinstein’s resignation has nothing to do with gender or political alliances, but rather concerns the simple fact that she is no longer able to effectively do her job.
In an interview with Fox News, Khanna expressed respect for Feinstein’s years of public service and urged her to “do the dignified thing” and step down from her position in the Senate.
“I don’t know any other job where if you’re unable to fulfill your duties, you can continue to have the position.”
“So I think she should do the dignified thing,” he said. “I respect her years of public service and she should know when it’s time to step aside.”
Khanna argues that if anyone is unable to perform their duties, regardless of their gender or political affiliation, it is time for them to step aside. While I have no respect for any Democrat in Congress, I think it’s at least worth noting that his taking a stand against Nancy Pelosi is a big deal. Maybe it’s just because she’s not the Speaker or the House Minority Leader and doesn’t have quite the same pull that she used to. And her ridiculous rhetoric of labeling someone as sexist because they want someone to resign who just so happens to be a woman is mindboggling. Apparently, only women can call for another woman to resign…unless you’re a white woman calling for black woman to resign, because that would be racist I’m sure.