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Sun May 21, 2017, 06:54 PM

Feinstein scalded by anti-Trump fervor [View all]

The Senate Democrat is under pressure to take a much harder line against the president.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Liberal hecklers have protested outside Dianne Feinstein’s home. She’s been confronted at a Los Angeles fundraiser and a San Francisco town hall meeting by progressives angered by her skeptical view of single-payer health care and support for some of Donald Trump’s earliest nominees.

In a state marked by its unfettered resistance to the president, California’s senior senator and ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee is dealing with burgeoning unrest in the party ranks at home, a symptom of the roiling anti-Trump politics on the left. Despite her interrogation of Neil Gorsuch at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Feinstein’s brand of moderation is showing signs of slipping out of favor in a state that delivered a landslide margin against Trump.

Her public approval rating, while still in relatively positive territory, has tricked down.

“The time has absolutely changed for politicians like her,” said Robert Shearer, a state party executive board member who served as a delegate whip for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign last year.

As California Democratic Party activists convened here over the weekend for their annual convention, Shearer said of Feinstein, “We are not going to tolerate it any more.”


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DonViejo May 2017 OP
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