Feinstein to skip Democratic convention after breaking ankle

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement Tuesday morning saying she broke her ankle while "on a walk" with Rep. Ellen Tauscher last weekend in Lake Tahoe and will skip the Democratic National Convention next week in Denver.

Feinstein, 75, says she's following doctor's orders.

"My doctor has advised me not to travel in the short-term, and so, regretfully, I am unable to attend what will surely be an historic convention in Denver," Feinstein said in a statement.

She broke her left ankle.