Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi, accompanied by Feinstein family members, pay their respects as the late Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s casket lies in state at San Francisco’s City Hall on October 4, 2023.
Californians are paying their respects to the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday, as the political titan lies in state at San Francisco City Hall.
Feinstein, who died last week at 90, was born in San Francisco and was the first female mayor of the city, a position she held for 10 years. She later served in the US Senate for more than 30 years.
The public could pay their respects from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT.
A memorial service will be held at city hall Thursday, but Feinstein’s office announced Wednesday that the public would no longer be invited to attend “due to increased security.” The office offered no further explanation as to the reason for the increased security.
Wednesday’s announcement marked the second change of plans for the memorial, as the service was initially set to be closed to the public due to limited space before it was relocated to city hall.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to speak at Feinstein’s memorial service, and the Senate floor will close on Thursday so members can attend the service. The chamber unanimously passed a resolution “honoring the life and legacy of Dianne Feinstein” ahead of the memorial.
A live stream link for those unable to attend will be provided. Following the service, the longtime senator will be buried at a private, family-only ceremony.
A plane from the president’s military fleet carrying the body of Feinstein, accompanied by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, arrived in San Francisco on Saturday evening.
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Laphonza Butler to fill Feinstein’s seat on an interim basis, and she was sworn in on Tuesday.
This story has been updated with additional information.
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