Paul Ingrassia | Contributor
A group of protesters from the far-left Sunrise Movement stormed the Russell Senate Office Building Monday, resulting in at least 40 arrests as they attempted to demand action from lawmakers on the Green New Deal.
Exclusive video footage from The Daily Caller News Foundation captures dozens of young men and women singing as Capitol Police escort them out of Russell.
These protests come on the heels of another video that went viral this past weekend of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein being confronted by members of the group, who controversially utilized young schoolchildren as pawns to demand action on climate change. (RELATED: Sen. Dianne Feinstein Releases Statement About Interaction With Green New Deal Kids)
Feinstein told the young activists Friday in the video that “there is no way to pay” for the Green New Deal, a sweeping resolution being championed by progressive lawmakers that includes provisions such as eliminating air travel and cow meat.
Feinstein, along with her other more moderate colleagues in the Senate, find themselves increasingly at odds with the Democratic Party’s progressive base as represented by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has spearhead the Green New Deal.
Ocasio-Cortez took a clear swipe at Feinstein this past weekend during an Instagram livestream Sunday.
“The issue has gotten worse. 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 dig at the 30 year incumbent.
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