President Joe Biden and other high-profile Democrats honored Sen. Dianne Feinstein at a private funeral service Thursday in San Francisco.
Feinstein, the oldest member of the Senate, the longest-serving female senator and the longest-serving senator from California, died early Friday at age 90.
Biden delivered a tribute to Feinstein’s life and legacy by audio message, while the other Democratic leaders — Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California — spoke in person. San Francisco Mayor London Breed opened the service.
“She was always tough, prepared, rigorous and compassionate,” Biden said in his recorded message. “She always served the people of California and our nation for the right reasons, to make life better for everyday people and ensure America stood for freedom, transparency and justice at home and abroad.”