Senator Dianne Feinstein Verbally Spars With Student Activists on Green New Deal

California Senator Dianne Feinstein engaged in a “spirited discussion” over climate policy with a group of children, young adults and parents associated with activist group the Sunrise Movement on Friday, September 22.The group met Feinstein in her San Francisco office and asked her to support the Green New Deal resolution introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley. In response, Feinstein remarked that there was no way to pay for the resolution and debated with the children, commenting, "I know what I’m doing. You come in here and it has to be my way or the highway. I don’t respond to that. I’ve gotten elected. I just ran. I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality. I know what I’m doing. So maybe people should listen a little bit” (4:50 in the video).The Sunrise Movement posted livestreamed footage of the meeting on Facebook, calling Feinstein’s remarks “condescending.” Feinstein responded on Twitter, called the interaction" spirited" and said that the children “were heard loud and clear.”The latter half of the footage, starting at the 12 minute mark, shows Feinstein speaking with one of the young adults about an internship. Credit: Sunrise Movement Bay Area via Storyful

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