Senator Feinstein Election Night Statement

Washington, D.C. -- US Senator Dianne Feinstein has released a statement after the polls have closed in the California Primary Election.

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Senator Feinstein recorded the statement this evening in Washington D.C. She could not be in California on Election Day as the Senate is in session.

Today, the Senate voted on a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Annemarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama; on the confirmation of Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., of Texas, to the United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; on a motion to invoke cloture on Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., of Texas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; and on the confirmation of Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Senator Feinstein is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She also attended a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, of which she is a senior member.

In the video, Senator Feinstein says:

“Hello everyone! Well, it looks like the primary polls have just closed.

This is Dianne Feinstein. I’m running for the United States Senate to protect California in what are difficult and contentious times. This means standing up for our values as your United States Senator as well as working to pass legislation important to us in California.

This include a commitment to universal health care, to economic opportunity for all, to the protection and preservation of our environment, to raising the federal minimum wage to $15, to solving the water problem which is tough, to civil rights, voting rights, LGBT rights and to a woman’s right to choose.

It also means protecting our Dreamers from Donald Trump’s immigration policies, ending the forced separation of immigrant children from their families. The enactment of common-sense gun law is also long overdue.

Together, in this election, we must dedicate ourselves to those values, because they have made California a great state, ending the one-party control of our federal government and moving our nation away from division and polarization.

Again, thanks so much for your support and for your faith in me. I’m not going to let you down.

Now it’s on to November!”