Sen. Dianne Feinstein Tells Students There's 'No Way To Pay For' Green New Deal

A meeting between California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and some middle school and high school students turned unexpectedly awkward for the 85-year-old Democrat on Friday.

When one youngster from the group Sunrise Movement questioned Feinstein on whether or not she'll support the Green New Deal that's been proposed by House Democrats, she said "I tell you what, we have our own Green New Deal" piece of legislation.

Then the senator went on to explain why she "can't support" the green deal proposed by New York freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"The reasons why I can't is there's no way to pay for it," Feinstein told the group of students.

As soon as the words came from her mouth, a parent could be heard in the background saying, "Yes there is."

Then a little girl is shown saying to Feinstein, "the government is supposed to be for the people by the people and all for the people."

The senator butted in and told them of her longevity and said no one can tell her it's "my way or the highway." She also boasted her latest election prowess.

This is how @SenFeinstein reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution -- with smugness + disrespect.

This is a fight for our generation's survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress.

— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) February 22, 2019

"You know what's interesting about this group? I've been doing this for 30 years. I know what I'm doing," Feinstein said. "You come in here, and you say it has to be my way or the highway. I don't respond to that. 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."

A young lady in the group then told Sen. Feinstein, "I listen to you, but we're the people who voted you. You're supposed to listen to us. That's your job."

When Feinstein asked how old the young lady was, she said "I'm 16. I can't vote."

To which Feinstein said, "Well you didn't vote for me."

A younger kid next to the senator told her it didn't matter, as "we are going to be the the ones who are impacted."

As an older member of the Sunrise Movement group challenged the senator even more on the Green New Deal, Feinstein said said that woman should run for the Senate.

"Well, you know better than I do. I think one day you should run for the Senate."

In the end of the video, Feinstein reminded them again she'd just "won a big election."

Sunrise Movement claims to be "an army of young people to stop climate change" while creating millions of jobs during the mission, which coincides with the proposed Green New Deal.