Khanna Calls for Barbara Lee to Challenge Dianne Feinstein
After Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)announced that she would run for re-election, Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) told Politico that it is time for California to move on and elect someone who would better represent the progressive, grassroots movement. Khanna said he had contacted Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to encourage them to challenge Feinstein in 2018. He criticized Feinstein’s “hawkish” views on foreign policy and her unwillingness to embrace ‘Medicare for All’ and the new innovation economy. “She was totally out of touch when the whole debate happened on encryption,’’ that occurred between the tech and law enforcement community after the San Bernardino shooting, Khanna said. “She didn’t even understand some of those issues." Read the full piece here.