Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-California, become a hot topic last Friday. After a group of schoolchildren visited her at her San Francisco office. The kids urged her to get agree and help with the renewable energy legislation, the Green New Deal.
The discussion quickly turned into somewhat of an argument. This resulting confrontation makes a lot of noise in the online community. Where Feinstein is criticized for the way she rebutted her point to the children.
One particular kid pleaded to the senator to support the Green New Deal and disputed that the administration can afford the renewable energy legislation. The kid said that the military is receiving tons of money, which means it can also lend funds for the said legislation.
This, in turn, makes the senator point out that she’s been doing this for the past 30 years and added that she knows what she is doing. She also mentioned that she will not respond to the question in that way.
Climate change advocate Sunrise Movement, who describe themselves as an organization. That wants to stop climate change, shared a clip of the discussion on their Twitter page last Friday. The organization took this with a grain of salt, saying that they felt disrespected with the senator’s words.
Feinstein’s Clarification on the Issue
Feinstein later discussed the said gathering in a news release. She undeniably explained that she did meet with a group of children. Together with their parents and other young adults from the Sunrise Movement. She also mentioned that the group is looking for her support for the resolution.
The senator made clear that the children’s concerns are heard loud and clear during their brief meeting. The senator also added that she is committed to doing everything within her ability to enact a real, significant climate change legislation.
Feinstein mentioned that she herself and the kids do have a spirited discussion, where she presented the group with a draft resolution of her plans. This draft contains particular answers to the climate change crisis, which she plans to introduce soon. She added that she always welcomes the opportunity to hear all the concerns of her fellow Californians. The senator finally said that those concerns are always her top priority, especially the ones related to the global warming issue.