Ever since Biden took off for the big climate summit, I have questioned why this could not have been done remotely.
If climate change were so important, all of these meetings could have been done virtually rather than swarming in on Scotland with 400 private jets.
Now, the GOP wants answers, demanding a full accounting of the emissions produced by the Biden delegation that attended the conference.
Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) penned a letter to the GAO’s Comptroller General Gene Dodaro demanding a full accounting.
The letter stated, “We write to you today requesting that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) collect and provide information to Congress on the total amount of carbon emissions required to transport President Biden, the 13 U.S. political appointees, and any and all Administration support staff who attend this conference.”
It continued, “While President Biden continues to target American energy with harmful policies, he and his staff continue to rely on fossil-fuel transportation. In the interest of transparency, we would like an answer to understand the total amount of emissions linked to the transportation to and from COP26 for Biden Administration officials.”
According to reports, Biden has roughly a third of his cabinet and staff at the meeting, the attendance of many which have been openly questioned.
For instance, why is Secretary Buttigieg there when we have a supply chain crisis in this country directly related to transportation issues he should be working on right now.
Over and above that, however, is the fact there is simply no need for all of these people to attend a climate meeting, especially by private jet.
Many of them, had they wanted to be a part of the climate, could have conferenced in rather than heading over to Glasgow for what amounts to be a photo-op.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) is also demanding a financial accounting of the summit.
In a letter he penned to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, he wrote, “According to Time magazine, COP26 will be the ‘most expensive COP on record.’
“In an effort to understand the full cost the taxpayers will bear for this two week international conference, I ask that you answer the attached questions.”
I could not agree more and would further state we need to start tracking the progress of these wasteful meetings.
This was the 26th conference… so what exactly have the previous 25 accomplished?
Source: Fox News