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

Eventually, having exhausted of arguing with the group, Feinstein told one of them "Well, you know better than I do". She offered to provide copies for each child and asked them to review it and let her know if they see issues. Across the globe, teenage activists are picking up the mantle of climate change, from the Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg - who told an audience at Davos that "our house is on fire" - to the 21 young Americans suing the federal government for violating their due process rights by knowing about the dangers of climate change for decades, but doing nothing about it.

The children wrote a letter to Feinstein on a poster board decorated with hard-drawn animals and flowers, asking that she support the Green New Deal. I was elected with nearly a million vote plurality.

Feinstein, in a statement to USA Today, did not apologise but said she wanted the children who visited her office to know they were heard and called the debate "spirited".

Feinstein countered that she understands the consequences of climate change.

Feinstein, the oldest sitting senator at 85, was primaried from the left in the midterms by a candidate with a robust climate record, and has faced some criticism from Californians for not pursuing a more aggressive environmental agenda.

"We are trying to ask you to vote yes on the Green New Deal", one of the children told Feinstein.

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I am disgusted and disappointed in Senator Feinstein's response to these children who are rightfully and genuinely concerned about their future under climate change. So maybe, you should listen a little bit. Yes, the parents were using their kids as pawns and the group who confronted the California Democrat, the Sunrise Movement, who are pushing lawmakers to back Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) ruinously expensive Green New Deal.

She did not say definitively which way she'd vote on the deal, telling one student she could support the measure. "I've gotten elected, I just ran, I was elected by nearly a million-vote plurality, and I know what I'm doing".

This is a fight for our generation's survival. "Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress", the tweet with the video said. "I don't respond to that", she added. One of the Sunrise adults chimes in, "We're asking you to be courageous and do this for us and your grandchildren.Any plan that doesn't take bold, transformative action is not going to be what we need". "And then you do it your way".

"Unfortunately, it was a brief meeting but I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear".

On the Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez finally shared the awaited explanation of the deal's goal to "fully get rid of farting cows", as IJR Red reported. Others found the negative reaction to the her comments as unreasonable, especially after watching the full video.

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