New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency.
If Biden did this, he could use emergency powers to enact all sorts of far left policies without any push back from Congress and this is likely why Schumer wants him to do it.
Democrats are obsessed with climate change and so is their base, so they would get plenty of support for this.
The Hill reports:
Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Monday night that President Biden should consider declaring an emergency when it comes to the climate.
“It might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Schumer appeared to be referencing Biden making a national emergency declaration, with the Senate leader noting that former President Trump used it for the border wall.
“He can do many, many things under the emergency powers … that he could do without legislation,” Schumer added about what authority Biden would have if he used his emergency powers.
“Trump used this emergency for a stupid wall, which wasn’t an emergency. But if there ever was an emergency, climate is one,” Schumer added.
Declaring a national emergency would give Biden more leeway on combating climate change, including being able to direct additional funding.
See the video below:
WATCH: Senate Majority Leader Schumer calls on President Biden to "explore" using emergency powers to declare climate an emergency.
"If there ever was an emergency, climate is one" pic.twitter.com/Zpnd03kPVD
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 26, 2021
Millions of Americans are still out of work due to the lock downs from the pandemic and Democrats are talking about a climate emergency.
They’re not interested in helping the American people, they just want to help themselves.