Rep. Nancy Pelosi sat aboard a presidential military fleet plane Saturday that was transporting Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s remains to San Francisco in preparation for her upcoming memorial service.
Feinstein – who died Thursday at her home in Washington, DC, after taking part in a series of votes on Capitol Hill – had a long friendship with Pelosi, who has spoken emotionally about her death since the event.
“With Dianne, it’s obviously official, it’s political and it’s very personal,” Pelosi said Sunday in a quote from CNN. “She was my neighbor, my friend. My family loved her personally, politically and in every way. We always said that if Dianne and I were running against each other, my daughter Nancy would probably vote for Dianne. That was the love that existed,” she commented to Jake Tapper during an appearance on “State of the Union.”
Pelosi thanked Biden for ensuring Feinstein received a proper send-off, with her casket adorned with the American flag, and continued: “She loved people. She loved California. She loved America.”
The senator’s daughter, Katherine Feinstein, and chief of staff James Sauls traveled with Pelosi. The exact details of Feinstein’s memorial and funeral have not yet been announced.