Yesterday Red State posted an article about Lauren Boebert, the newly elected representative from Colorado’s third district.
The article reports:
As we all know, one of the very first things that Scranton Joe Biden was told to sign on the dotted line with a BIG X next to it on Day One was to reenter the Paris “accord.” What that monstrosity actually is in layman’s terms in the United States Consitution would be called a treaty. This is why Donald Trump had the U.S removed from its clutches, being as the Senate never voted on it. You would think that someone like Joe Biden who took up space in the upper chamber would know the rules on how this works and not reenter an agreement without the Senate’s approval.
Maybe he just simply forgot.
The article quotes The Blaze:
In one of Biden’s first actions in office, he rejoined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Boebert’s bill would prevent the United States from spending any money on the Paris Agreement until the treaty is ratified by the Senate.
“Joe Biden took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. If he wants to keep it, he must transmit the job-killing Paris Agreement to the U.S. Senate for ratification,” Boebert said in a statement. “Unilaterally entering the Paris Agreement was wrong in 2016 and it’s wrong now. Responsible energy production supports more than 230,000 Colorado jobs. The Paris Agreement puts these jobs at risk and will increase energy costs.”
Reentering the Paris agreement will end America’s energy independence. It will return us to the days when we depended on people who didn’t necessarily like us or have our best interests at heart to supply our energy. It is possible that many of the people supporting the reentry of this agreement are simply too young to remember the gas lines of the 1970’s.
Even if the Paris agreement is not called a treaty, it will have such a profound negative impact on the American economy that our elected officials need to go on record as having supported or opposed it. Elected officials have to be held accountable for the laws that are passed in this country. We have had too many bad laws and regulations passed by unelected bureaucrats that cannot be held accountable by the voters.