Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said the left’s reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement showed it had become “an issue of almost religious belief.”
Friday Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), said Trump’s decision was a “dishonor” to God.
Krauthammer said, “The left is showing that this has become an issue of almost religious belief. You could shut down every coal mine in America, the effect on the climate, on temperature would be negligible. You couldn’t even measure it. And second, if this is such a popular issue, a consensus issue, when the Democrats at the White House, when Obama concluded this, why didn’t he go to the Senate?”
“We have a constitution,” he continued. “There’s a reason why we have provisions, because you want treaties to have substance and permanence. So you go to the Senate, you get a consensus in the country, expressed by a two-thirds majority rather than some executive agreement like, I would say, the Iran deal, which they knew would not have consensus. The Kyoto agreement was voted down by 99-1 in the late 1990s because people didn’t want it.”
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