U.S. sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, may 16, 2018. (Reuters)
Democratic sen Dianne Feinstein rank Friday moved when a group of children tried to school her on climate change.
According to the group, their support for the Green New Deal, the 85-year-old senior senator from California do not let you know, she was chased around by a bunch of young people.
“You know, what’s interesting about this group?,” Feinstein said in an interaction was recorded on video. “I’ve had this for 30 years. I know what I’m doing.
“You come here and you say it’s my way or the highway. I don’t respond to that,” Feinstein continued. “I chose you, I just ran. I was elected by almost a million votes plurality. And I know what I’m doing. So, you know, maybe people should listen a little.”
“You come here and you say it’s my way or the highway. I will not respond.”
— U.S. sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Reaction of a group of children
Sunrise movement, an organization that describes itself as a desire to “stop climate change”, shared a clip of the exchange on her Twitter page on Friday.
“This is how @mustard Einstein to react to children, asks you to support the #Green new deal resolution — with complacency + lack of respect. This survival is a struggle for our generation. Your reaction is the reason why young people want to necessarily said the new leadership in Congress,” the tweet with the video.
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The video begins with the group stated that they wanted a letter to Feinstein and ask, “Yes-votes on the Green New Deal.” He then cuts to a recording of the group, standing in front of the US senator from California, with the expression of their request.
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In response to your request, Feinstein be informed that “We have our own Green New Deal.” And then the point came, where Feinstein drew the line.
The pages, then goes into a back-and-until someone Feinstein reminds us that “the people have voted” for you and be a part of their work, to listen to their concerns.
“How old are you?” Feinstein calls.
“I’m sixteen. I can’t reply to the vote,” the girl.
“Well, you didn’t retort for me to vote,” the legislator.
In another part of the video, Feinstein is heard to tell the children that you “try to do the best” you, “was the writing of a responsible solution.”
“Any plan that is not bold, transformative action is what we need,” a woman in the crowd.
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Feinstein then responds: “Well, you know better than I do. So, I think one day you should run for the Senate. And then you can do it your way.”
Feinstein later, the exchange said in a press release, confirmed that she met with a group of children, young adults and parents from the Sunrise movement, which sought their support for the resolution.addressed
“Unfortunately, it was only a short one, but I want the kids to know that you will hear loud and clear. I was and I am still obliged to do what I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation,” she wrote.
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“We had a spirited discussion and I provides the group with my draft resolution, specific responses to the climate change crisis, which I plan to soon introduce,” she continued. “I am delighted to hear about the opportunity of the Californians that are passionate about this issue, and it remains a top priority of mine.”
The Green New Deal is an economic stimulus concept was developed in order to address income inequality and climate change. The proposal calls for a job guarantee program provides a “living wage job to any person you want,” a plan to the helpers affected by climate change, universal health care and basic income programs, among others.
Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.