Oh how the tides have turned. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told CNN Wednesday that, given the current unrest gripping her party, she fears this year’s Democratic National Convention will be a repeat of the violent 1968 convention in Chicago:
Feinstein was asked if she is worried that Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) will take the fight against Hillary Clinton to the DNC this July for a contested convention.
The 1968 DNC in Chicago turned violent due to a clash between anti-war protestors and over [11,900] Chicago police officers.
“Well, it worries me a great deal. You know, I don’t want to go back to the 68’ convention because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole and [Bernie Sanders] should too,” Feinstein said.
One could argue that the political climate is just as testy today as it was in 1968, albeit for very different reasons. Indeed, chaos already erupted earlier this week at Nevada’s Democratic Convention. Clearly, Democrats aren’t nearly as unified as the media want you to think.