Democrat House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave a speech to the United Nations COP25 summit this morning and affirmed the United States’ support for the Paris Climate Accord in defiance of Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out next year.
Trump himself could have easily been present at this summit, but he decided to waste the day whining and complaining and leaving late for Europe this morning. Speaker Pelosi is essentially taking over for him as president.
She proudly declared at the start of the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit that the House and Congress are “still in” the fight against climate change, even following the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris accord.
“This is a mission, this is a passion, this is a scientifically-based approach, to all. We are here to say to all of you, on behalf of the House of Representatives and the Congress of the United States, ‘we’re still in it,'” Pelosi said, to a round of applause from the crowd.
Nancy Pelosi on climate change, at the opening of the U.N. conference on climate change: "This is a mission, this is a passion, this is a scientifically-based approach, to all. We are here to say to all of you, on behalf of the House of Representatives … We're still in it." pic.twitter.com/mQUFhNf937
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 2, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced earlier last month that the U.S. had formally begun the process of withdrawing from the agreement, but the final decision will be up to whoever wins the 2020 presidential election. The Paris climate accord can definitely still be saved from destruction by Trump.