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Feinstein's Primary Challenger: She's 'AWOL' on Helping DREAMers

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 December 2017 06:39 PM

The California state senator taking aim at the seat occupied by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called her out for what he says is not supporting DACA recipients.

Democratic Sen. Kevin de León, the President pro tempore of the California Senate, spoke at a press conference Wednesday and said Feinstein needs to stand up for people who have benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

"Dreamers make up hundreds of thousands of Sen. Feinstein's constituents, and while talking a good game on Dreamers, when it comes to standing up and supporting them, she is AWOL," said De León, according to the Los Angeles Times.

De León announced in October he is running opposite Feinstein in California's Democratic primary next year. He urged Democrats to reject the GOP's spending bill Wednesday to force a government shutdown — an effort he said would be designed to convince Republicans to pass legislation that would protect DREAMers.

"Don't come back to California if you haven't demonstrated your leadership and your courage to stand up for these young men and women," De León said to Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

"I can tell you this: If the Republicans were on the other side, they wouldn't hesitate for a nanosecond to shut down the government to move forward what they believe in."

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The California state senator taking aim at the seat occupied by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called her out for what he says is not supporting DACA recipients.
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