The former spokesman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign suggested Tuesday that Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein could be primaried for comments about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Feinstein was asked about President Donald Trump's repeal of DACA on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily."
"Was DACA legal?" asked host Chuck Todd.
"DACA was [an] executive order," Feinstein said. "Legal is the law of passage of something. I, you know, there are 10 attorneys general that are prepared to sue. I don't want to get into that."
"Your answer indicates, though, that it's on shaky legal ground," Todd pressed.
"It is," Feinstein admitted. "That's why we need to pass a law. And we should do it."
But Clintonite Brian Fallon did not approve of Feinstein's suggestion that DACA was on "shaky legal ground."
A permanent fix is needed, but DACA is completely legal.
Feinstein seems like she is craving a primary.https://t.co/eqFMO0zNoS
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) September 5, 2017
Feinstein was a Hillary supporter during the 2016 primary, signing a letter with every other female Democratic senator endorsing Clinton over their fellow senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).
At home, Feinstein has been criticized by left-wing activists who oppose her strategy of "pragmatically" opposing Republican President Donald Trump. Town hall attendees in San Francisco bore signs reading "Retire Feinstein" and "Barbara Lee for Senate 2018," referring to the far-left congresswoman from California's 13th district.