Obama Slaps Senate, Will Personally ‘Ratify’ Paris Climate Accord

With the utmost contempt for Congress and the Constitution, Obama will ‘ratify’ the Paris Climate accord by ‘unilateral executive action.’ Increasingly, Obama is acting like a dictator and yet, Congress has done nothing to push back against such actions.  TN Editor

The White House on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to enter into theParis climate accord without Senate ratification but stopped short of confirming a Chinese report that he will do so this week during his trip to China.

Still, it would surprise no one if Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to ratify the accord without the two-thirds Senate vote required for treaties. He said the pact negotiated by 195 countries in December is merely an “executive agreement.”

“The president will use his authority that has been used in dozens of executive agreements in the past to join and formally deposit our instrument of acceptance, and therefore put our country as a party to the Paris Agreement,” Mr. Deese said at a White House press conference.

He noted that both presidents announced in March that they “would seek to formally join the Paris Agreement in 2016.”

“That’s a process that is quite well-established in our existing legal system and in the context of international agreements and international arrangements,” Mr. Deese said. “There is a category of them that are treaties that require advice and consent from the Senate, but there’s a broad category of executive agreements where the executive can enter into those agreements without that advice and consent.”

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There a many criminal assholes on this planet, but Angie and the war Nobel price winner are far the biggest! May he and his of the criminal climate sect fall in a CO2 sink hole that they have digged to “save” the climate.

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