By Anissa Gardizy 02/25/2019
Sen. Dianne Feinstein found herself in an awkward confrontation with a group of children from several environmental organizations over how best to fight climate change. The children ranging in age from 8 to 17 approached the senator with a handwritten letter, asking her to vote “yes” on the New Green Deal proposed by progressive Democrats in Congress. It did not go well for the Senator.
In a sharp and patronizing tone, the senior California Democrat told the youngsters she wouldn’t vote yes on the Green Deal because she doesn’t agree with it. She cited her 30 years’ experience in government, adding that the deal is expensive and that no Republican would vote for it. Feinstein also said the key to good legislation is something that can pass through both parties in Congress.
The children appeared confused and disappointed. Feinstein issued a statement on Friday saying she would continue to combat climate change.
“Unfortunately, it was a brief meeting but I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear. I have been and remain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation,” Feinstein said.