FL Democrats Hit Trump Hard Over Oil Drilling Moratorium Extension
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FL Democrats Hit Trump Hard Over Oil Drilling Moratorium Extension

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As President Trump (R) receives a nomination for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Democratic leadership is slamming the President over his decision to extend the moratorium on offshore drilling.

Taking to social media to share her thoughts on the decision, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) argued that “after 4 years of torpedoing environmental protections & blocking legislation to protect our coasts, Trump is attempting a cynical election-year Hail Mary.” “Anybody who cares about climate change or protecting our coastal economies can see through this ruse,” she added.

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As well, Florida Rep. Kathy Castor (D) also joined the conversation, taking to Twitter to comment that “if President Trump truly meant what he said, he would call for Senate passage of the bipartisan Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act that passed the House in September of 2019 to make permanent the ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.”

On Twitter, Castor also shared her response to President “Trump’s Election Year Epiphany on Offshore Drilling.”

The Florida lawmaker expresses that “no one is fooled by an executive order that can be rescinded at any time, or by a President who has rolled back over 100 landmark clean water and clean air protections.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.