California Senator Dianne Feinstein to Lie in State at San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco, CA – California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving female US senator in history, will lie in state at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, followed by funeral services on Thursday. The public will have the opportunity to pay their respects to the late senator from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday, according to Feinstein’s office.
Due to limited space, the funeral service on Thursday will be closed to the public. However, it will be livestreamed at City Hall and online to allow more people to participate. After the service, Feinstein will be laid to rest at a private, family-only ceremony.
Feinstein passed away on Thursday night at the age of 90 after months of declining health. Her passing marks the end of her three-decade-long career in the Senate, where she served as a prominent Democratic senator from California.
In a show of respect, a plane from the president’s military fleet carrying Feinstein’s body, accompanied by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, arrived in San Francisco on Saturday evening. This gesture acknowledges the significant contribution Feinstein made to politics and public service.
On Sunday evening, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office announced that he will appoint Laphonza Butler to fill Feinstein’s seat. Butler currently serves as the president of EMILY’s List, a political action committee that supports Democrats who advocate for abortion rights.
Feinstein’s legacy and impact on American politics cannot be overstated. As a trailblazing female senator, she paved the way for future generations of women leaders. Her funeral and subsequent burial will be a time for reflection and celebration of her remarkable career.