Lt. Gov. Barnes Applauds President Biden...
Trickle-down theory is alive and well within the statist democrats. The actions of yesterday by Biden and Lt. Gov. Barnes here in Wisconsin show just how ignorant they are of the U.S. Constitution. Another option is that they are both well aware of their actions that are contradictory to the U.S. Constitution and they simply don't care and hope you, the voter isn't paying any attention.
And why might you ask, is this Paris Agreement problematic? From the United Nation Climate Change website:
Now the U.S. Constitution reads regarding treaties: Article 2, Section 2, and Clause 2:
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The entry into the Paris Agreement by Obama and now again by Biden, and cheered on by Lt. Gov. Barnes is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution. Back on September 3, 2016, Obama signed the initial agreement. Signed without the advice and consent of the Senate. And now a bit more than four years later, Biden rejoins the agreement via Executive Action. Towards the end of Biden's inaugural remarks, he stated that "I will defend the Constitution." And then about five hours later has renigged on that statement of promise.
Both Biden and Lt. Gov. Barnes need to be called to account for their actions in this matter.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 20, 2021Contact: Chet.Agni@wisconsin.gov or 608-843-4970
Lt. Gov. Barnes Applauds President Biden for Rejoining the Paris Agreement Among Other DayOneClimate Actions
MADISON — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes issued the following statement today applauding President Biden for taking immediate action to rejoin the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, along with a number of other actions to address the climate crisis and advance environmental justice on Day One of his administration. “Four years ago, former President Trump removed the United States from the Paris Agreement, sending a signal to the world that our federal government was abandoning the task of combatting climate change,” said Lt. Gov. Barnes. “Today, President Biden sent a signal of his own—the United States is back at the table, and we are ready to be a global leader in tackling the climate crisis. “The Biden administration’s climate actions on Day One are an important and hopeful first step towards undoing the tremendous harm of the previous administration and meeting the urgency of this crisis. As the chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change, I am excited to partner with the new administration on advancing state-level policies to address the climate crisis and its disproportionate impacts on communities of color, low-income communities, and rural communities.” The President’s order includes a series of other climate actions that will revise pollution and efficiency standards across agencies, protect our public lands and natural resources, revoke permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, and re-establish the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases. After assuming office two years ago, Gov. Evers announced Wisconsin would join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement on a state level. Gov. Evers also signed Executive Order #52, creating the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change and naming Lt. Gov. Barnes as its chair. To learn more about the task force and its recent report, go to climatechange.wi.gov.
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