The internet is abuzz with commentary about the radical environment group, the Sunrise Movement, leading a group of children to the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to confront her about her failure to support the totally insane Green New Deal.

Feinstein is being attacked from the left for being “smug” and “rude” and a “bully,” but watch the video clip released by the Sunrise Movement (there is a longer version, embedded below, that provides greater context):

Much of the smug, rude bullying I see comes from the Sunrise Movement adult who makes the assertion that Feinstein is “looking at the faces of the people who are gonna be living with these consequences.”

Personally, I thought Feinstein responded quite well given that she was ambushed in her office and had to recognize the modified tactic being used against her.  Instead of attempting to claim that they are being assaulted, the Sunrise Movement used the children to try to make Feinstein look unsympathetic to children because she does not support the loopy Green New Deal.  In effect, the goal was to bully her into supporting something she knows to be untenable.

Fox News opines:

When you find yourself further to the left than uber-liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., you know you’ve left common sense and reality far behind and gone way, way off the deep end and entered Fantasy Land.

That happened Friday when a group of middle school and high school students confronted Feinstein in her San Francisco office and demanded she support the Green New Deal – a nonbinding resolution before Congress that’s a collection of impossible dreams that are impossible to achieve and impossible to pay for.

The visit by the children was organized by a radical environmental group called the Sunrise Movement.

. . . . When the children called on Feinstein to support the Green New Deal, she responded: “There’s no way to pay for it.”

“We have our own Green New Deal” Feinstein said, referring to her own much more modest draft resolution that she later said “provides specific responses to the climate change crisis.”

One child in the group then told Feinstein the Green New Deal must be passed because “some scientists have said that we have 12 years to turn this around” and avert a climate change catastrophe.

After Feinstein explained that “it’s not going to get turned around in 10 years” – a core element of the Green New Deal – a woman accompanying the children scolded the senator, telling Feinstein that “you’re looking at the faces of the people who are going to be living with these consequences.”

Feinstein, clearly frustrated, fired back.

“You know what’s interesting about this group?” Feinstein said. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know what I’m doing.”

The Sunrise Movement is the same fringe eco-socialist group that attempted to bully and embarrass Congressional Democrats with its “sit-in” protest outside of California Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s office last year.

This is the same protest that then-congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended.  Her affiliation with the group apparently goes much deeper given the group’s reported involvement in developing the Green New Deal.

Fox News continues:

The Sunrise Movement, which helped Ocasio-Cortez develop her Green New Deal resolution, has its roots in other far-left eco-socialist groups, as well as a long history of trying to bully lawmakers into supporting its radical climate change agenda.

Last November the Sunrise Movement organized a sit-in at the office of now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to try to force her to support an earlier version of the Green New Deal.

The Sunrise Movement tweeted the following about the “meeting”:

The full video provides much more context and shows Feinstein trying to be rational with the irrational Sunrise Movement adult.

Feinstein tweeted the following as the internet lit up with leftist horror that she was such a “bully” to children (just as the Sunrise Movement intended):

There is plenty of support for Feinstein, with much of it coming from the right.

The left, of course, is livid . . . with Feinstein.

 
 
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