‘It’s Especially Cruel’: Democratic Members of Congress React to Exit From Paris Climate Deal


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After this afternoon’s announcement from President Donald Trump that the United States would be exiting the Paris Climate Agreement, confirming reports earlier this week that he’d decided on exiting the international climate accord, Democratic members of Congress immediately took to Twitter to express their outrage and disappointment.

With Trump exclaiming that “we’re getting out,” senators and representatives fired off their angry messages. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) noted that it was “indefensible”:

Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) called it “morally irresponsible”:

Sen. Chris Coon (D-DE) explained that Trump’s action was a “mistake”:

Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) said it was a “bad deal for the health of our children”:

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) felt the exit was “especially cruel” to her homestate:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) let it be known that her state would continue to lead the fight to combat climate change:

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) said it was a “sad day for America”:

Sen. Tim Kaine (R-VA) tweeted out that Trump’s actions “reflects an extraordinary lack of faith”:

And this is just a small collection of what Democrats in Washington had to say about the president pulling out of the climate deal.

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