Democrats are aiming to keep Trump properties from receiving federally subsidized flood insurance as retaliation for the president’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
Legislation was introduced in the House on Monday to block subsidized insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program, but only for the Trump family, The Hill reported.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 13, 2017
Oregon Democrat, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, introduced the bill which is actually titled, the Prohibiting Aid for Recipients Ignoring Science (PARIS) Act.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 13, 2017
“The American people should not be responsible for bailing out leaders who ignore science to gain political points, while subjecting the United States — and the rest of the world — to the catastrophic effects of climate change,” Blumenauer said in a statement. “Trump may choose to reject science, but he can’t ignore the impacts — especially as they happen in his own backyard.”
Flood analysis allegedly found that Trump’s Florida properties, including the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach and oceanfront condos in Miami, could be under water in the coming years due to rising sea levels from climate change.
The Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami is also threatened, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the South Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, the Hill reported.
Blumenauer accused Trump of politicizing climate issues but, typically, saw nothing political in his proposed bill aimed only at properties owned by the first family.
Twitter users quickly weighed in on desperate Democrats and their taking things “too far.”
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Dems need to get over it
— chuck sparks (@ALHOODIE) June 13, 2017
That is the definition of illegal, you can’t use the power of the government to punish political enemies.
— Politicallulz (@politicallulz) June 13, 2017
This has really gone too far, it is one thing to disagree, but this has crossed the line into petulant child territory.
— Brad Mccuan (@BradMccuan) June 13, 2017
Wow. That really benefits struggling Americans. The dems are digging their own graves.
— James Miller (@JTMiller7423) June 13, 2017
Snowflake tactics 101, personal attacks, name calling, lie, lie, lie!
— Cornbread Mafia (@Anthony37900265) June 13, 2017
since when have the Dems cared about tax payers!!
— Patriot Mom (@luvmydogchewy) June 13, 2017
Dems are completely off the rails.
— E Deploribus Awesome (@Citizen_USA1) June 13, 2017
Dear Lord, do they not have a life??
— Silent Majority (@MlmoutonMy) June 13, 2017
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