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Feisty Feinstein Tells Schoolkids She Won't Be Lectured on Green New Deal

Feisty Feinstein Tells Schoolkids She Won't Be Lectured on Green New Deal”

A group of about 20 middle and high school students organized by Sunrise Movement confronted the California Democrat in her San Francisco offices on Friday. I've been doing this for 30 years, I know what I'm doing.

When a protester shouted at the senator in 2017 that she should take a stand and automatically oppose Trump's nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court rather than examine his record first, Feinstein responded coolly: "Young man, I've made more stands in my lifetime than you are old, by far". "You come in here and say, 'It has to be my way or the highway.' I don't respond to that". Dianne Feinstein pushed back against a group of kids who sought her support for the Green New Deal and the interaction was captured on video.

In any case, Feinstein completely stiff-arms the kids, telling them that nothing is "going to get turned around in 10 years", which prompts one of the chaperones to speak up and chide the senator for her lack of urgency. She said she might vote present, meaning voting neither yes nor no, if the Senate holds a floor vote on the Green New Deal.

"There's reasons why I can't, 'cause there's no way to pay for it", she says, adding, "I don't agree with what the resolution says". Others argued that she was firm yet polite in trying to explain the political realities of Washington to the children, and that the video was edited to make her look as bad as possible.

Sunrise Movement, an organization which describes itself as wanting to "stop climate change", shared a clip of the exchange on their Twitter page Friday.

She also said in the Sunday night post that couples fresh out of college are also often saddled with $30,000 to $40,000 in student loan debt, making the decision even harder. "Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress", the tweet accompanying the video said.

"This idea that 'I've been working on this for X amount of years, ' um, it's like not good enough", Ocasio-Cortez said.

"She shut them down, she did not hear them", said Cina-Sklar.

A young lady in the group then told Sen.

The Green New Deal is an economic stimulus concept that's created to tackle income inequality and climate change.

The Green New Deal, sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, and Sen. In giving the students copies, she told them it was "thoughtfully worked out" by experts and had a better chance of passing. However, the intensity with which the most fundamental version of the Green New Deal is meant to transform the USA economy has raised concerns by many Democrats who feel such radical ideas may shift Democrats away from more centrist policies. "I have been and remain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation", Feinstein said.



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