Democrats Worried That Border Battle Distracts From ‘Climate Change’ Fight

Right, right, they’re very worried about an issue that many Americans care about in theory, but, in practice? Not so much


House Democrats are concerned that President Donald Trump’s fight for wall funding and the government shutdown is derailing their attempts to target the administration’s climate agenda, Politico reported Thursday.

Nearly a dozen Democrats admit that dealing with the partial shutdown is distracting from their ultimate objective: wrapping the administration in probes and resuscitating a wayward climate push. Democratic Rep. Paul Tonko of New York, for instance, believes a lot of unfinished business is being placed on the back burner.

“It’s holding back everything and it’s terrible because there’s lot of unfinished business and a lot of important work to do,” Tonko, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, told reporters. “The shutdown is causing that disruption.”

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey backed away from a plan to place climate change front and center.

“I had previously announced our first three hearings never believing that this shutdown would still be going on when this Committee had a chance to organize,” the Democratic congressman said in a statement. “Those critical hearings on climate change, the future of the Affordable Care Act and oversight of the Trump Administration’s inhumane Family Separation Policy will still occur, but they will not be next week.”

Democrats are itching to jump on board the so-called Green New Deal (GND). More than 40 Democratic lawmakers support the GND, a broad plan to tackle climate change and build green jobs. It remains to be seen what role a prolonged shutdown will have on the deal.

Well, good news, the shutdown is over, for at least three weeks. Then they can get back to their mission of using “environmental” concerns (has to be in quotation marks, since ‘climate change’ has little to do with the environment) in order to force through their big government ways, with lots of taxes and fees along with restrictions on citizen’s lives. All while refusing to give up their own use of fossil fuels and make their own lives carbon neutral.

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