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After President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office, Congressional Republicans didn’t skip a beat in attacking the move with bad faith messaging and false science.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul released a press release calling the Paris Climate Agreement “irresponsible and controversial.”
Senator Ted Cruz (TX) has begun a branded campaign in which he makes the case that the President cares more about the citizens of Paris than those of Pittsburgh. (Atlantic writer Jemele Hill had a hot take on that.)
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also echoed false information about the jobs potential of the Paris Agreement which will likely serve as a roadmap for how other Republicans publically address the agreement.
Why This Matters: Some of America’s most prominent labor unions, biggest corporations, and even legacy conservative-leaning trade giants like the Chamber of Commerce have come out in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. This is nothing more than a thinly-veiled strategy on the part of some Republicans to brand anything with the word “green” or “climate” as part of an “overreaching socialist agenda.” It also ensures that voters in the Republican base won’t take the time to understand what the Paris Agreement entails, choosing instead to dismiss it on the basis of politically-charged buzzwords.
Comedian Seth Meyers took Senator Cruz’s feigned indignation to task in his monologue last night with some sharp Pittsburgh slang.
According to the New York Times, Senator Steve Daines, a Montana Republican, said he intended to introduce a resolution that would require consent from the Senate for the Paris Agreement
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