Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California lectured a group of children who urged her to take action on climate change by supporting the Green New Deal by Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York:
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.
A 16-year-old reminded Feinstein that the people elected her, but Feinstein blew her off:
Well, you didn’t vote for me.
A young girl reminded Feinstein that it was her generation that was going to be impacted by climate change. Feinstein told the girl that she had seven grandchildren, which prompted a second teen to tell Feinstein to support the Green New Deal for her grandchildren.
Feinstein then blew off the second teen by bragging about her election win against a practically unknown Republican:
Well, you know better than I do. So, I think one day you should run for the Senate. And then you do it your way. In the meantime, I just won a big election.
In response, Feinstein was pounded on social media by progressive Democrats:
Man, Feinstein was really a dick to those kids— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) February 23, 2019
For years, the top of the Democratic Party has been wealthier, whiter, and more conservative than the base of the party.— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) February 22, 2019
The Democratic Party looks a lot more like AOC than Feinstein, Schumer, Durbin, and their big corporate donors.
We need change.
Kid: “I hear what you’re saying, but we’re the people who voted for you.”— Rebecca Buck (@RebeccaBuck) February 23, 2019
Feinstein: “How old are you?”
Kid: “I’m sixteen, I can’t vote.”
Feinstein: “Well, you didn’t vote for me.”
I’m crying 😂 https://t.co/CmzP4KdsQD
All the "Diane Feinstein is the real victim here" people need to sit the fuck down.— Ally Maynard (@missmayn) February 23, 2019
I've gone back and forth but I do think Feinstein is losing her marbles. I'm serious. You almost never see a failure of retail politics like this on a national level. It's like running to the left in baseball. https://t.co/GURRh1P37e— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) February 22, 2019