It’s happening just the way you would expect, but that doesn’t make Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) any happier about President Joe Biden’s executive orders on his first day in office.
“On the Biden administration’s very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday, the New York Post reported.
Biden doesn’t “owe his election to the far left,” McConnell added.
McConnell was referring to Biden’s orders that included rescinding the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement.
Killing jobs, virtue signaling
McConnell condemned the Keystone pipeline decision as a useless, job-killing measure.
“The Day One priority was to kill thousands of American jobs, including union jobs, disappointing our strong ally Canada, and reverse some of our progress toward energy security,” he said.
“Because canceling a pipeline project just feels like the green thing to do, the new administration killed all these jobs,” McConnell added.
The decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement after former President Donald Trump’s withdrawal is nothing but virtue signaling on Biden’s part, as well as an attempt to resurrect former President Barack Obama’s rapidly sinking legacy. Most countries that are part of the accord are not meeting the strict emissions decreases they promised, and are in the process of revising their goals. Furthermore, while the United States takes a huge financial and economic toll from the agreement, some of the highest polluting countries in the world are not held accountable.
“As you know, China did not have to take any steps of compliance until 2030. India had no obligations until USD 2.5 trillion of aid was provided,” Scott Pruitt, the former administrator of Environmental Protection Agency said of the agreement in 2017, The Economic Times reported.
As Trump pointed out when he pulled out of the agreement, the Paris accord is just another step toward allowing global powers to tell the U.S. what to do.
Biden seems perfectly fine with submitting to globalist forces, even though doing so undermines U.S. sovereignty and our economy.
Time will tell if the United States will be able to recover its self-determination after being under the thumb of global powers for the next four years.