One of my most loved Democrats in the US Senate, The San Francisco Gate newspaper recounts Barbara Boxer's decision not to run for reelection in 2016.
From leading the famous charge of female House members up the Senate steps during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to banging a frozen chicken on her Senate desk to denounce labeling frozen fowl as fresh, Barbara Boxer has been, in her words, a fighter.
Given her name, Boxer would have to be a fighter wouldn't she? From environmental issues to women's rights, the Senate will be in desperate need of someone to fill her seat and pick up the torch where she leaves it.
Subheadings for this article include:
- Building speculation
- Pelosi surprised
- Blocking the GOP
- Biggest regrets
- Working with Republicans
Take a moment to read this account and vote it up the Vine. Or at the very least discuss the achievements of this staunch Senator.