California Senate President Kevin de Leon is alleged to be challenging longtime Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in the 2018 primary, according to CNN.
Winning an election against Feinstein, a giant of California Democratic Politic who has held elected office since 1992, will prove to be difficult. But the 50-year-old de Leon, who represents Los Angeles and is a leading Latino voice in Democratic politics, seems up for the challenge. Not only does this future opponent view herself as somebody in a battle against Feinstein, but also against Donald Trump, who holds opposing views on matters of border security and immigration.
De Leon began signaling that she might run against Feinstein in late August. From the viewpoint of de Leon, Feinstein has not vigorously enough attacked President Trump in recent months.
Feinstein has, despite de Leon's claims, been vehemently anti-Trump since he has taken office. She herself has stated that she's under "no illusion" that Trump is a good president and that "it's likely to happen" that she will "continue to oppose his policies."
Others are also alleged to be challenging Feinstein. Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic Party donor, is also thinking about joining the race. A source close to the billionaire remarked that he is "very much looking at the Senate race." On Wednesday, Steyer issued a letter challenging Democratic leaders to impeach President Trump.
Wealthy entrepreneur Joseph Sanberg is also considered a viable candidate to run against Feinstein.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein recently attacked 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett for her Christian faith. More specifically, Feinstein attacked Barrett, picked by President Donald Trump, for actually holding onto her faith as something that actually means something to her. The encounter has solidified the view of many that Feinstein is prejudice against Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular.
Barrett, a mother of 7, is a law professor at the Catholic University of Notre Dame and has written previously about the role of religion in public life. Drawing on these written materials, delivered in the form of an academic lecture to Christian legal groups, Feinstein attacked Barrett's Catholic Christian faith, asserting that her religious views will prevent her from forming fair rulings.
In particular, Feinstein thought that the nominee will be a threat to the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling — something that Feinstein so strongly supports that she called it a "super-precedent."
“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you,” Feinstein said. “And that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for years in this country.”
Barrett's confirmation hearing put on display an anti-Catholic stereotype that goes back at least 150 years in the United State. This stereotype holds that Catholics are unable to separate church and state because their religious allegiances cannot be reconciled to their oath to the Constitution.
You can watch her controversial comments in the video below.
Bloomberg News, a secular news outlet, has remarked that Senator Dianne Feinstein owes an apology to judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett, along with an explanation to all Americans who do not appreciate the bias against religion shown in her comments.
California appears to be getting ready for a heated primary. And despite being in the Senate for so many terms, it doesn't look as though Feinstein is secured to win re-election. Feinstein is currently the oldest U.S. Senator. She announced her reelection on Monday after hearing that de Leon was preparing to launch a bid.
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