Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) came under fire yesterday for her testy exchange with a group of school children.
The Sunrise Movement is a youth-driven grassroots group that helped draft the utopian Green New Deal, sponsored by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This week, the group is mounting an aggressive push to get senators to vote yes on the resolution after Sen. Mitch McConnell called for a vote, which could happen as early as next week.
Feinstein, however, wouldn’t promise to vote yes. The group posted an edited video clip of the encounter and blasted her as smug, condescending, and disrespectful. Watch below:
This is a fight for our generation’s survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress. pic.twitter.com/0zAkaxruMI
— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) February 22, 2019
Watching the full video, however, provides a more balanced picture (as usual). Feinstein actually told them she “might” vote yes and even ended up giving one teen an internship.
Do It Your Way
Feinstein told the group right away that she did not support the Green New Deal because it was too expensive and had no chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Instead, she said, she had her own “responsible resolution” which had a chance of passing.
The group wasn’t interested in anything else than getting Feinstein to say yes to the Green New Deal, however. A woman in the group complained that only “bold, transformative action” would do.
Feinstein replied, a bit sarcastically, “Well, you know better than I do. So, I think one day you should run for the Senate. And then you can do it your way.”
Feinstein later issued a press release about the meeting: “We had a spirited discussion and I presented the group with my draft resolution that provides specific responses to the climate change crisis, which I plan to introduce soon.”
We’re no fans of Feinstein, but it’s certainly entertaining watching establishment Dems struggle to deal with the radical left.