Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s political relevance. She wasn’t dragged down by the opposition, no, her own party rejected her.
On Sunday the California Democratic Party refused to endorse the 84-year-old- senator for a fifth term. A meager 37 percent of state’s delegates supported her reelection bid during the party’s convention.
By contrast, Senate President Kevin De Leon managed to get 54 percent of the vote.
“California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines,” de León said.
“We all deserve a leader who will take our climate action to Washington and will fight each and every day to protect our human and civil rights, our immigrant families and Dreamers, champion universal health care and create good-paying middle-class jobs.”
The Democratic party is in trouble. Liberals are growing sick over their lack of action. President Trump is dominating the White House and Democrats haven’t been able to advance an inch of their agenda.
The old guard of party elites are losing popularity. Feinstein is unlikely to be the only Democratic incumbent rebuked by the party during the midterm elections.
Feinstein isn’t quite out of the game yet. She’s backed by multiple donors with deep pockets; her campaign coffers are stuffed with millions.
“She has so much seniority, it’s hard to give that up,” said delegate Cathy Jorgensen.
Critics are frustrated with Feinstein because they don’t believe that the senator has done enough to combat President Trump. They’re particularly upset about the lack of progress on immigration reform. Modern liberals are obsessed with protecting illegal immigrants.
“She’s obviously a senator in Washington with a very serious day job,” Senior Feinstein aide Bill Carrick said defensively, explaining that Feinstein was too busy to worry very much about the party endorsement.
(Source: New York Post)