Senator Dianne Feinstein has never held a public town hall meeting since being elected to the Senate 25 years ago.
There’s a reason for that.
Her luck ran out however as progressive activists who have sought to address Feinstein face-to-face for months got what they wanted when she held a town hall meeting in San Francisco.
The most tense moment of the hourlong forum came when she answered an audience member’s question about healthcare by saying she doesn’t support efforts to move to a single-payer system.
Faced with boos, Feinstein said when it comes to a “total takeover” of healthcare by the government, “I’m not there.”
One audience member called Feinstein a “sellout” as others joined in chants of “Single-payer now!”
At least several audience members held up signs reading “Retire Feinstein” as protesters outside urged her not to seek reelection.
Read the whole story in the LA Times