Schumer Urges Biden to Declare 'Climate Emergency' to 'Do Things' Without Congress
'He can do many, many things under the emergency powers'
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested “it might be a good idea" for Joe Biden to call a "climate emergency" in order to bypass congress.
Sen. Schumer (D-NY) said such an action would allow Biden to “do many, many things” without legislation.
Schumer suggested on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show" that “if there ever was an emergency, climate is one.”
“I think it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency.”
He argued that the idea should be considered in order to push things through without any opposition.
"Then he can do many, many things under the emergency powers of the president that wouldn’t have to go through that he could do without legislation."
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"Now, Trump used this emergency for a stupid wall, which wasn’t an emergency," he added.
"But if there ever was an emergency, climate is one."
"So I would suggest that they explore looking at climate as an emergency, which would give them more flexibility."
"After all, it’s a crisis.”
Biden is already facing opposition for his recent flurry of executive orders.
His administration is already facing a major lawsuit following a series of crippling executive orders issued just hours into his term.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought the new legal action seeking to prevent an “unconstitutional, illegal, and bad” freeze on deportations of illegal immigrants from the state.
Paxton stated that the lawsuit was brought after Biden refused to undo an order issued by his Department of Homeland Security.
Meanwhile, social media platform Twitter has been flooded with messages expressing deep regret from those who voted for Biden.
Many Biden voters felt betrayed, according to screenshots of text messages.
Biden's actions have left many of the former vice president's supporters now questioning their decision.
After being sworn into office on January 20, Democrat Biden has signed a stack of executive orders to reverse many of President Donald Trump's policies.