Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Nancy Corrine Prowda, has become Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) primary caregiver, prompting some to question whether the former House speaker is secretly aiding Rep. Adam Schiff in his campaign for Feinstein’s seat as she prepares to retire next year.
Some suspect that Pelosi is using her daughter to help maintain Feinstein in the Senate in order to aid Schiff’s campaign, according to a report.
After a lengthy absence, reportedly due to a severe case of shingles, the 89-year-old Feinstein returned to the chamber in a wheelchair last week looking frail, gaunt, and feeble as she faintly acknowledged her well-wishers and her surroundings.
As awful as Feinstein appeared upon her return, with the left side of her face appearing frozen and one eye almost closed, she was, according to reports, in a worse condition than previously disclosed.
The New York Times reported that Feinstein’s fragile appearance could be attributed to a number of complications that arose following her hospitalization for zoster in February, some of which had not been made public. The infection from herpes zoster spread to her face and neck, causing vision and balance problems as well as a facial paralysis known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
In addition, the virus caused an unreported case of encephalitis, a rare but potentially debilitating complication of zoster. Following the initial report by The New York Times, a spokesman verified on Thursday that the encephalitis condition had “resolved itself” in March.
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Post-herpetic encephalitis, which is characterized by brain inflammation, can lead to persistent difficulties for patients, such as memory or language impairments, sleep disorders, confusion, mood disorders, migraines, and mobility issues. Typically, older individuals encounter greater obstacles during their recovery.
Since her return to Washington, D.C., Feinstein has been accompanied by Prowda, with Politico citing “people familiar with the arrangement” as saying “it’s only the most visible part of a quiet but critical role the Pelosi family has played in helping to take care of the ailing senator, both in Washington and San Francisco.”
However, as Rachael Bade of Politico reported further, the arrangement “has also raised uncomfortable concerns about whether Nancy Pelosi’s political interests conflict with Feinstein’s personal interests. The seat of Senator Feinstein is surrounded by intrigue.
Pelosi endorsed fellow Democrat Schiff shortly after he filed for Feinstein’s seat. Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom has pledged to appoint a black woman to the long-serving senator’s seat if she becomes incapacitated or expires before the end of her term in 2019. And conveniently, one of the Democrats competing against Schiff for the seat is Representative Barbara Lee.
“If DiFi resigns right now, there is an enormous probability that Barbara Lee gets appointed — thus, it makes it harder for Schiff,” one Pelosi family confidant told Politico, who went on to say that the relationship between Pelosi, her daughter, and the senator is “being kept under wraps and very, very closely held.”
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Prior to her recent illness, Feinstein had already experienced notable memory issues, leading to concerns about her cognitive abilities, the Times noted further: CONTINUE READING…