For those who may not be aware of it, Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton used to be in the Senate. As a Senator. So what did she do in the Senate besides shriek about having a right to disagree with the Bush administration?
That question was put to Sen. Dianne Feinstein , D- Calif., by the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board. Feinstein was unprepared and ultimately had to search Google.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Golly, I forget what bills she’s been part of or authored. I didn’t really come prepared to discuss this,” said Feinstein, who had planned to pitch a new water plan.
Clinton has been dogged by her flimsy senate record. She authored only three laws during her Senate stint. The legislation designated a highway, post office and government building in New York. She co-sponsored another 74 bills that ultimately passed.
“But she’s been a good senator,” said the 82-year-old Feinstein. “There are things outside of bills that you can do, and I know that she’s done them for her state.”
Feinstein was able to name one Clinton accomplishment, but only after telling an aide to get on Google.
The Daily Caller added:
Feinstein told the editorial board that it is difficult for senators without seniority to make a name for themselves in the upper chamber.
“I couldn’t have done that as a freshman (senator) or even as a sophomore,” she said. “[Clinton] was never there long enough to achieve the degree of seniority that affords her the ability to do more.”
But as The Chronicle notes, Feinstein pushed through significant legislation early in her career. Elected in 1992, Feinstein authored the 1994 federal assault weapons ban.
So what did Feinstein’s Google search turn up? The report doesn’t say.
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