If you were asked to name the five most liberal progressive Democrats in the US Senate, who would you name? It would be hard to pare the list down to just 5, but quickly, I would have to place Senators Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Dianne Feinstein on that list.
One would think with her ultra-left wing progressive policies that she would be a favorite among progressive Democrats, but evidently, that’s not the case.
Feinstein originated in THE most liberal city in the entire United States, having served as the city’s mayor in the past. Yet, reports coming out of California is that many progressive Democrats are getting frustrated with her and are already working to mount a strong run to unseat her in the Senate in the 2018 elections.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s solid stature on Capitol Hill and in California Democratic politics may be in peril, with progressives purportedly frustrated enough about her views on President Trump, DACA and single-payer health care to possibly mount a 2018 challenge for her Senate seat.
A strong potential primary challenger is state Sen. Kevin de Léon, a Los Angeles Democrat, according to Politico.
Feinstein most recently upset progressives on Tuesday, the day the Trump administration announced the dismantling of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era executive order that protects young illegal immigrants from deportation…
On the issue of DACA, Feinstein supports Obama’s edict, but did say after the Trump administration announcement to end DACA, that she agreed that Obama’s DACA order was on very shaky legal grounds. That has raised the ire of many progressives. After all they don’t care if anything Obama did was illegal. All they care about is keeping his illegal programs.