In a now-viral video that's prompting mixed reactions on Twitter, Feinstein can be seen meeting with kids and young adults from the Sunrise Movement, a group dedicated to bringing young voices to the climate debate. I don't respond to that.
'I mean not just financially because people are graduating with 20, 30,000 dollars worth of student loan debt so they can't even afford to have kids in the house, but also just this basic moral question - like what do we do? "I got elected by an nearly 1 million vote plurality".
"If it got down to the nitty-gritty of an actual legislation, as opposed to, here's some goals we have, that would be different for me", she said. "So maybe people should listen a little bit" (4:50 in the video).The Sunrise Movement posted livestreamed footage of the meeting on Facebook, calling Feinstein's remarks "condescending". "I don't respond to that", the 85-year-old Feinstein said in remarks captured on video in her San Francisco office that were criticized on social media.
"But we have come to a point where our Earth is dying, and it is literally a pricey and ambitious plan that is needed to deal with the magnitude of that issue", a 16-year-old student replied.
Ocasio-Cortez said the inaction of Feinstein and others will cause death.
"Well, you didn't vote for me", the senator says.
"We were met with a fair amount of condescension, to be perfectly honest", the woman says.
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An activist then said that the USA has "lots of money going to the military".
Cornell University Law School Professor Robert Hockett, an advisor to Ocasio-Cortez, then falsely stated multiple times on Fox News that those statements were not in the Green New Deal.
There, one young activist explained that they were "trying to ask you to vote yes on the Green New Deal", legislation proposed by Sen. Ocasio-Cortez's team will be comprised by 18 people - the limit for congressional offices- and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti has previously said there are no volunteers in the office.
"They've bought totally the indoctrination of climate change", Limbaugh told his audience, asking out loud why young liberals are fascinated with issues like Mars and rockets among other things. "So I don't think that working on an issue for 30 years alone is what qualifies as - as what makes someone qualified to solve an issue", Ocasio-Cortez said in a clear swipe at Feinstein. And in recent years, she has reacted bluntly to demanding activists, especially when they insinuate that she isn't doing enough.
"I'm proud to co-sponsor @AOC and @EdMarkey's Green New Deal", Sen.
"Leaders like Feinstein are out of-touch with the center of energy in the party, which is with the grassroots movement for a Green New Deal", she tweeted.