Biden Slams GOP Over ‘Climate Change’

Joe Biden

( – Going on the attack against Republicans with an issue that few Americans tell pollsters is a priority, Joe Biden vowed to bypass Congress and use the emergency powers of the presidency to issue executive orders and regulations to combat “climate change.”

As the conservative National Review publication recounts in “Biden Acknowledges Climate Agenda Dead in Congress, Vows to Use Executive Action“:

“President Joe Biden called climate change an “emergency” during a Wednesday speech and vowed to use executive powers to bypass Congress, days after Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) dealt a death blow to his sweeping legislative agenda.

“‘Since Congress is not acting as it should, and these guys here are, but we’re not getting any Republican votes, this is an emergency,’ Biden said from the podium in Somerset, Mass., apparently gesturing at Democrats around him. The president stopped short of issuing a national climate emergency, but said he would use executive powers to address the issue.” [emphasis added]

Getting more specific:

“‘As president I’ll use my executive powers to combat climate crisis in the absence of Congressional action,” Biden added.

“Biden’s new executive actions include $2.3 billion in funding for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program to ‘help communities increase resilience to heat waves, drought, wildfires, flood, hurricanes, and other hazards.’ Another order issued guidance expanding how the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help deliver ‘efficient air conditioning equipment, community cooling centers, and more.'” [emphasis added]

Biden’s speech came on the same day a poll found that less than one percent of Americans rate combating “climate change” as a priority. Far more want the government to reduce inflation.

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