I’m giving the situation the benefit of the doubt and hopeful that she’ll be able to fulfill her duty, that’s what I care about.”.
Politico characterized those comments as Khanna “seem[ing] to slightly step away from his call” for Feinstein's resignation, though he did tell Politico he still thinks the senator should resign.
Wednesday — a day after reporters from Slate and the Los Angeles Times spoke with Feinstein, who reportedly told them, “I haven’t been gone; I’ve been working” — Khanna was more emphatic.
“I have a lot of respect for Senator Feinstein and I am wishing her the best in her return and recovery,” he wrote in an email to SFGATE.
“That being said, I stand by my call for her to resign.”.
Khanna declined to comment specifically on Feinstein's Tuesday incident with reporters, but it's not difficult to read between the lines.
Gone are any notes about him being “hopeful” about her recovery or her deserving “the benefit of the doubt.”. »