(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) The late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., lived a life of luxury and wealth, amassing a fortune of nearly $50 million and owning multiple mansions and private jets during her time in the U.S. Senate, the New York Post reported on Saturday.
Feinstein, whose Friday passing shocked national politics, frequently used her private Gulfstream G650 for travel, a stark contrast to lawmakers who opted for less extravagant accommodations, even sleeping in their offices to save on rent in D.C.—but not Feinstein, who also owned a $7.4 million mansion in the nation’s capital.
Feinstein’s political career was marked by partisan moments, such as her involvement in the contentious confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whom she accused of being a serial rapist, and her portrayal of Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a religious fanatic.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 27, 2018
When not attempting to sabotage Republicans, Feinstein enjoyed the luxury of her $21 million mansion in San Francisco, located on Lyon Steps.
As reported by the Post, even in her final days, legal disputes arose, with her daughter suing her stepsisters over plans to sell her Stinson Beach retreat in California.
Flashback — Dianne Feinstein to Amy Coney Barrett about ACB’s Catholic faith: “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you — and that’s of concern.”pic.twitter.com/aMGjVQRmcS
— Jerry Dunleavy 🇺🇸 (@JerryDunleavy) September 19, 2020
Feinstein’s political journey was significantly funded by her husband’s wealth. Richard Blum, whom the Post described as an “astute investor” and founder of Blum Capital Partners, provided the substantial backing of $400,000 for her mayoral campaign in 1983 and her failed gubernatorial bid in 1990.
His financial backing played a crucial role in her successful Senate run in 1992.
In the months before her passing, Feinstein’s wealth ignited discussions about money and politics, particularly as she hosted “events, foreign-policy experts and others” at her Aspen home, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Congrats to Sen. Dianne Feinstein on selling one of her vacation homes — her 36-acre estate in Aspen for $25.25 million. She “hosted events, foreign-policy experts and others at Bear Paw Ranch over the years.”
The DC ruling class is beyond insular:https://t.co/9Pm17GBmJ8
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 8, 2023
In her last days, Feinstein refused to give up her Senate seat despite facing numerous calls from power-hungry Democrats who wanted to push forward with leftist legislation.