Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, declared on the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle” on Monday that Republicans in the House will “do everything that we can” to prevent the Biden administration from contributing to any global climate reparations fund.
According to a report by Breitbart News, the lawmaker added that no matter how slim the Republican majority in the House is, they can stop contributions to the fund, which he said: “might be the most insane thing I’ve ever heard of.”
Host Laura Ingraham asked, “Congressman, I have one question for you, will Republicans do everything in their power to stop the funding of any of this theft from the American taxpayer?”
Banks responded, “You better believe it. With even a one, two, three, seat majority in the House, we’re going to do everything that we can to block it and we can.
“We’ve seen Joe Biden try to force American taxpayers to pay for foreign wars, other people’s student loans. We’ve seen Obamacare, fill in the blank. But to pay for the weather, bad weather in foreign countries out of the pocketbooks of hard-working Americans might be the most insane thing I’ve ever seen.”
“Reparations” for climate “sins”
Fox News personality Tucker Carlson questioned why the United States is making “reparations” for climate “sins” while some of the worst polluters in the world are not doing the same.
The countries thought to have been negatively impacted by climate change will get the $1 billion that the United States has set aside for the effort.
Carlson questioned why the US was paying this payment when other nations, including China, who had made considerably larger contributions to climate change, were not.
“The Biden Administration doesn’t appear to realize that or do realize it and are doing it anyway. They just announced a $1 billion fund for something called climate reparations,” the Fox News host said. “You discriminated against the climate. So the idea is to send money, your money, to other countries. We have too much money now. Our debt isn’t big enough.”
“China, the world’s biggest polluter, pays no climate reparations. We have a smaller economy than China now. We pay the reparations. How does this work?” Carlson asked.