When it comes to political dramatics, Republicans and Democrats sometimes have to dig deep into their respective bags of tricks and pull out the most effective and drama-filled response to an issue in question, regardless of whether they agree or oppose the measure.
Outside of President Trump bearhugging Washington Nationals Catcher Kurt Suzuki for donning a Make America Great Again at the White House, Democrats win the award for the most dramatic language used against their Republican counterparts.
President Trump made good on his 2017 promise to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement by officially and formally submitting the withdrawal notice to the United Nations.
“Today the United States began the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States submitted formal notification of its withdrawal to the United Nations. The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification.”
Florida Democratic Party leader Terrie Rizzo stated that Trump’s “abandonment of the Paris Climate Agreement” could ruin the state economy and put Floridians in danger.
“The danger of climate change, global warming, and rising sea levels put much of Florida imperil,” stated Rizzo “Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Paris Climate Agreement and rollbacks on environmental protections will put Floridians in danger and may lead to the ruin of our state’s economy.”
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) also got into the dramatics of the issue, stating that “The west coast is burning. South Florida is drowning,” adding that it as “a sad day for our planet.”
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell all-but blamed the yearly fires out west and the rising sea level in Florida on climate change, and possibly Trump.
California fires have been going on for hundreds of years, so blaming the recent and seasonal fires on climate change is questionable, but the sea level rise in places like Florida could very well be attributed to global warming or climate change.
According to SeaLevelRising.org, sea level has risen in Florida 8 inches since 1950 and has put some 120,000 properties at “risk from frequent tidal flooding.”