Skip to comments.GOP chairman blasts White House for stiff-arming Senate, predicts Paris climate deal will ‘fail’
Posted on 09/01/2016 12:07:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee denounced on Thursday the anticipated move by President Obama to enter into the Paris climate accord, accusing him of working around Congress on a deal doomed to failure.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, made his comments based on the widely expected announcement that Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will jointly ratify this week the Paris Agreement, negotiated in December by 195 nations as part of the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21).
This latest announcement is the president attempting to once again give the international community the appearance that he can go around Congress in order to achieve his unpopular and widely rejected climate agenda for his legacy, Mr. Inhofe said.
His statement comes as the first from Senate Republicans since last weeks report out of China that the presidents would enter into the agreement as early as Friday during Mr. Obamas trip to China for the G-20 Summit.
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Somebody needs to notify the Chinese that Presidents can’t ratify anything by themselves.
Jeez—How about just saying Obama doesn’t have the authority to ratify the “treaty” on his own and, as such, the US isn’t bound by any of its provisions.
This turkey in the WH reminds of a W.C. Fields movie where he said “Looking for loopholes,” Fields was funny but 0bama is not.
After 8 years of Barky doing what ever he wants I’m surprised anyone would take notice and say anything...up for re election are they? About the only time you hear or see with the spineless sissies...
[[The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee denounced on Thursday the anticipated move by President Obama to enter into the Paris climate accord, accusing him of working around Congress on a deal doomed to failure. ]]
I had better fail
Depends on what you mean by “fail”. The people who attended the Paris summit all got to fly first-class to the meeting, stay in five-star hotels, eat at Michelin three-star restaurants, drank excellent wine and it was all paid for by taxpayers. Sounds like a “win” to me.
While they’re in the mood, sic inhoff on obammy’ give away of the internet.
I won’t listen to anything any congress critter says unless it’s “The President will be impeached”!
Amen to that.
Where is McConnell on this? Getting his meds refilled, or buying a supply of prune juice with Senator McCain?
And where pray, is Paul Ryan?
1. Is "ratify" the next word for the 'Rats to redefine, aka, "Marriage"?
2. Perhaps "ratify" is the rat... er... I mean right word after all. TIn the sense that the 'Rats want to 'RATify their agenda.
And so what the hell is Congress doing about Obama’s plan to give away the internet??????
He’s violating the law, are there any lawsuits by Congress to block him, moves to impeach?
No just crickets.
Whiny blowhards. Congress doesn't have the cajones to impeach dumbo, do they whine. PUKES!
Just wait until Trump is president then they will do it every week.
I wont listen to anything any congress critter says unless its The President will be impeached!
Global warming is a lie designed to make you do crap and take your stuff. http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/22720-global-warming-satellite-data-gets-suspicious-makeover
No worries on this one, the Republican Senate will fold like a cheap tent and give Obama what he wants.
Oh yes, I am sure they will stage a failing no vote to show how outraged they are, and then it will happen.
GOP senate, whooptee f***in’ do!
The damned thing is null and void!
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