Dems 'hate' democratic process judging by reaction to Supreme Court EPA ruling: Suo. Lee

Lee made the comment onFutures della domenica mattinathree days after the high court dealt a significant blow to the Biden administration’s climate change agenda, ruling Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot pass sweeping regulations that could overhaul entire industries without additional congressional approval.

Democrats and environmental groups quickly condemned the Supreme Court decision for curbing federal regulatory powers related to climate issues.

The high court ruled that the EPA had limited powers in regulating emissions, adding that the agency exceeded its authority when it issued a plan to restrict power plants in 2015 durante l'amministrazione Obama. Proponents of strict regulations, anche se, said the ruling would severely handicap the federal government’s efforts to prevent cataclysmic climate change.

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Reacting to the ruling, progressive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Thursday that the Supreme Court’s decision è “catastrophic.” In un tweet, the Democratic firebrand and climate justice advocate swiped at the Supreme Court.

Catastrophic. A filibuster carveout is not enough,” Ocasio-Cortez ha scritto. “We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the planet.

Compagno “Squadra” membro Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., added that the decisionflies in the faceof the law andbasic morality.

Suo. Mike Lee reacts to the Supreme Court delivering a blow to President Biden's climate agenda.

Suo. Mike Lee reacts to the Supreme Court delivering a blow to President Biden’s climate agenda. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc tramite Getty Images)

The decades-long fight to protect citizens from corporate polluters is being wiped out by these MAGA extremist justices,” Il leader della maggioranza al Senato Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., twittato. “Every Republican who helped seat these justices is complicit.

It’s all the more imperative that we soon pass meaningful legislation to fight the climate crisis,” Schumer continued.

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This begs the question, why do they [Democratici] hate democracy,” Lee, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, said on Sunday.

Why do they hate allowing people to elect their own representatives to make laws? That’s really what we’re dealing with here.

All they’re saying is Congress has the power if it wants to do things like this to authorize them,” Lui continuò.

Congress hasn’t done that. Congress must do that if it wants the government to act in this way.

Lee went on to ask, “What is so offensive to them about the idea of having laws enacted by lawmakers who are elected by the people?”

It’s as though they hate the democratic process itself,” Egli ha detto.

Fox News’ Thomas Catenacci contributed to this report.

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