Feinstein’s announcement that she will run for reelection hasn’t exactly excited progressives, who think the 84-year-old is out of touch.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) announcement that she intends to run for reelection in 2018 was met with criticism from Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) on Monday.
Before announcing she would seek reelection, many progressive Democrats speculated that Feinstein, who is 84 years-old, was not liberal enough to be a leading member of today’s Democratic Party.
Khanna echoed that sentiment when he told Vox that Feinstein was “out of touch with the grassroots” when it comes to economic issues and foreign policy.
“The fact that the establishment is rallying around her re-election shows that DC insiders continue to privilege protecting one of their own over the voters’ concerns,” Khanna told Vox.
While Khanna emphasized to Vox that he was not considering challenging Feinstein in a Democratic primary, others, including billionaire Tom Steyer, have left the door open to possibly challenging Feinstein in 2018.
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