Oldest member of US Senate, Dianne Feinstein, announces re-election bid at 84

Oldest member of US Senate, Dianne Feinstein, announces re-election bid at 84

Oldest member of US Senate, Dianne Feinstein, announces re-election bid at 84

Feinstein said her narrowly-tailored proposal should be sufficient to earn bipartisan support, but so far, no Republican has signed on as a co-sponsor.

The debate over how to regulate bump stocks comes in the aftermath of the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival last week, America's deadliest in modern history. Bump stocks were found among the weapons used by sniper suspect Stephen Paddock and explain why victims in Las Vegas heard what sounded like automatic-weapons fire.

"No", said Feinstein in reply to a question if there could "have been any law passed that would've stopped" the shooting.

"Face The Nation", Wayne LaPierre said Sen.

The Senator echoed the comment on another program the same day - clearing any confusion whether she misspoke, saying that she is not sure if any gun laws could have prevented the disaster. She joined the Senate in 1992 after winning a special election.

"I don't know. I would have to take a good look at that and really study it". Congressional Republicans and President Trump have, however, called for a review of federal policy that now permits bump stocks.

"Regulations aren't going to do it. We need a law", she said. "It can't be changed by another president". Adam B. Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Brad Sherman, were said to be preparing for a Senate campaign if Feinstein opted to retire.

"Her policies are completely out of touch with California Democrats, and we think she'd be more at home in a Republican primary", said Corbin Trent, a member of the group.

Seen as a moderate in San Francisco during her time as mayor, Feinstein worked to save the cable cars but angered the LGBT community by torpedoing domestic-partner legislation and declining to march in the city's Pride parade. "We've had individuals that have indicated an interest and particularly for a hearing".

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