Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for Senator Dianne Feinstein to retire Tuesday; saying her absence is causing “great harm” to the judiciary.

Feinstein, 89, has been missing from the Capitol for weeks while she recovers from a severe case of Shingles.

“[Diane Feinstein] should retire. I think criticisms of that stance as ‘anti-feminist’ are a farce,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on social media.

“Her refusal to either retire or show up is causing great harm to the judiciary – precisely where repro rights are getting stripped. That failure means now in this precious window Dems can only pass GOP- approved nominees,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

“I have a lot of respect for Sen. Feinstein. She’s unable to fulfill her duties,” explained Congressman Ro Khanna. “And I guess I don’t know any other job where if you’re unable to fulfill your duties, you can continue to have the position. So, I think she should do the dignified thing. I respect her years of public service and she should know when it’s time to step aside.”

“Because Sen. Feinstein was absent, Republicans are passing legislation through the Senate, undermining the right of our residents to breathe clean air,” added Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.

Other Democrats have dismissed calls for her resignation as misogynistic.

“It’s interesting to me,” Pelosi told reporters. “I don’t know what political agendas are at work that are going after Sen. Feinstein in that way. I’ve never seen them go after a man who was sick in the Senate in that way.”