Connolly Statement on Reports Trump Will Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on reports that President Trump will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement:
"Reports that the Trump Administration will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement constitute a tragic retreat. You don't make America Great Again by retreating. Essentially we now stand with two countries, Nicaragua and Syria, in pulling out of the Paris Agreement. This jeopardizes our relations with our allies, and the consequences that fall from that are very real. There is overwhelming public support for the Paris Agreement. The U.S. should show bold leadership and act on climate change."