Cicilline Statement on Trump Withdrawing from Paris Agreement

Jun 1, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

"The President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is a terrible mistake. It will diminish American leadership in the world, undermine our ability to create good-paying jobs, and contribute to the further degradation of our environment."

"It is very disappointing that we now know, without question, that the President of the United States is a climate change denier. His decision today ignores the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding the serious consequences failing to address climate change."

"The only thing President Trump will accomplish by this decision is to set the United States and the world back decades in this fight. I have no doubt that future generations are going to wonder what the hell we were thinking today."