Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accompanying the body of late Sen. Dianne Feinstein on a plane from the president’s military fleet to San Francisco, according to an aide. Feinstein, who shared a long friendship with Pelosi, passed away on Thursday night. Pelosi expressed her deep admiration for Feinstein, stating that they were not only colleagues but also neighbors and friends. Feinstein was a leading figure in California politics for decades and had a major influence on Capitol Hill’s most significant achievements of recent history.
Pelosi’s support for Feinstein extended beyond their professional relationship. Pelosi’s daughter, Nancy Corinne Prowda, provided assistance to Feinstein during her recovery from shingles in May. Additionally, Feinstein’s daughter, Katherine, joined Pelosi in the Senate gallery while Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer paid tribute to the late senator. Pelosi emphasized that Feinstein’s extraordinary career will continue to inspire young women and girls to serve the public for generations to come.
Both Feinstein and Pelosi have left historic legacies. Feinstein holds the record for being the longest-serving female US senator and achieved several notable firsts, such as becoming the first female mayor of San Francisco and California’s first female senator. Meanwhile, Pelosi made history as the first and only woman to serve as Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Their friendship and parallel careers have made a significant impact on American politics.