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Ocasio-Cortez asks if climate change means we should stop having kids

Ocasio-Cortez asks if climate change means we should stop having kids

"You come in here and say, it has to my way or the highway".

While Democrats are united that man-made climate change must be addressed, how aggressively to do so - and how to pay for it - is an increasingly contentious matter, especially as the wide-open competition for the party's 2020 presidential nomination has gotten underway.

A young woman who says she is 16 in the video says "we're the people who voted for you" and tells Feinstein she should listen to them.

A group of schoolkids and adults tried to boss around Sen. I could think of at least 20 ways to respond and hers was off the charts disrespectful, degrading and just plain rude.

'You know what's interesting about this group?

In the two-minute edited video, which had almost 10 million views a few days after it was posted, the California senator told children and young adults telling her to support the Green New Deal that "I know what I'm doing".

In a statement hours after the clip went viral, Feinstein said she welcomed the "spirited discussion". Upon learning she was under 18, Feinstein stated, "Well, you didn't vote for me". "But in the meantime, I just won a big election", the senator adds.

"Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don't turn this ship around and so it's basically like, there's a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very hard", Ocasio-Cortez said in an Instagram Live video showing her chopping vegetables in her kitchen.

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"Well you know better than I do, so I think one day you should run for the Senate".

Feinstein then replied: "Well you know better than I do. I know what I'm doing", Feinstein said at one point.

Senate Republicans already have been seeking to put Democrats in a tough position on the proposal, which was introduced by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, a self-described Democratic socialist, by scheduling a vote on it as soon as next week.

"The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive", the group said in its analysis.

"The key to legislation is to tailor something that you can write so that it can pass", Feinstein says. "And then you can do it your way".

Among other issues, the Green New Deal calls for a job-guarantee program offering a "living wage job to every person who wants one", a plan to aid workers affected by climate change, universal health care - and basic income programs.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has quickly become one of the most famous politicians in Congress, amassing an extensive social media following and generating headlines across all media platforms. Markey. The Green New Deal is a comprehensive plan which includes switching the entire county's electricity to power sources that are renewable and have no emissions, making the country's buildings more energy efficient and investing in electric vehicles and high-speed rail.