WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., fell at home Tuesday and visited the hospital to get checked out, her office said.
“Senator Feinstein briefly went to the hospital yesterday afternoon as a precaution after a minor fall in her home. All of her scans were clear and she returned home,” a Feinstein spokesperson told NBC News in an email Wednesday.
She was at the hospital for about two hours, the spokesperson said.
TMZ first reported Wednesday morning that the 90-year-old senator paid a visit to the hospital after she tripped and fell Tuesday at her San Francisco home.
Feinstein's health has been closely watched — this year, she missed three months of work in the Senate after she was hospitalized with shingles. She has rejected calls to resign and insists she will remain a senator until her term ends in January 2025, then retire.
Three House Democrats are locked in a competitive battle to succeed Feinstein in the solidly blue state in the November 2024 election.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he talked to Feinstein Wednesday.
“I spoke with Sen. Feinstein this morning. She said she suffered no injuries and briefly went to the hospital as a precaution,” he said in a statement. “I’m glad she is back home now and is doing well.”
Court documents filed in California court as recently as Tuesday show that Feinstein has named her daughter, Katherine Feinstein, as her “attorney-in-fact under a limited durable power of attorney.”
Katherine Feinstein is the petitioner in a case over the trust of the senator’s late husband. Her daughter is repeatedly referred to as “Attorney-In-Fact for Senator Dianne Feinstein,” in court documents submitted Tuesday, though it’s unclear when she was originally appointed to that role.
According to the American Bar Association, “The person named in a power of attorney to act on your behalf is commonly referred to as your ‘agent’ or ‘attorney-in-fact.’”
Feinstein spokesperson Adam Russell said Friday that the office "won't have any comment," calling it "a private legal matter."