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Washington Roundtable: Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history, died Thursday at the age of 90.this New Yorker Staff writers Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer and Evan Osnos remember the San Francisco Democrat who served as He left a legacy by advocating for gun control and opposing torture of detainees in the aftermath of /11. Mayer recalled on this week’s show that she fought to get the 6,700-page report on the CIA’s interrogation program released despite her concerns about the national security implications of criticizing the program. “But she went with her gut,” Mayer said, “and then commissioned a study that showed the substance of the plan in an incredible way.”
Also this week, President Biden called for Maga Republicans “pose a threat to the very fabric of our democracy” and a threat to “the character of our country.” “I don’t think I’ve ever heard a president feel the need to say in a speech, ‘I support a peaceful transfer of power,'” Osnos said. “But that’s actually what’s needed right now.”