(Editor’s note: The video posted of Sen. Diane’s Feinstein’s interactions with the students was edited down to a small portion of the visit. The entire video is posted below so readers can draw their own conclusions.)
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had an unlikely dust-up Friday with a group of young children over climate change policy, CNN reported. The veteran Democrat seemed to harshly criticize the children for their their requests that the longterm lawmaker back the ‘Green New Deal,’ accusing them of presenting an ultimatum.
In a video posted on Facebook by Sunrise Movement, a youth climate-change advocacy group, more than a dozen children and several adults meet with the senator to present her a letter they wrote and ask her to vote ‘yes’ on the deal.
“I’ve been doing this for 30 years…I know what I’m doing,” a defensive Feinstein said to the children.
“You come in here, and you say it has to be my way or the highway…I don’t respond to that,” she continued. “I’ve gotten elected, I just ran. I was elected by almost a million vote plurality. And I know what I’m doing. So you know, maybe people should listen a little bit.”
Full video below:
Watch the edited exchange here and see a few responses on Twitter below.