Today, President Donald Trump began the process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords. The left had a breakdown and raged against Trump (again).
Among those raging at President Trump is New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. His office sent out a statement to express his displeasure with withdrawing from the accords.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls climate change a “real and present danger” to his city and other coastal communities. His statement came after President Donald Trump announced Thursday (June 1) that the United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris Accord.
Landrieu said climate change adds to the potential of rising sea levels— part of a Louisiana triple threat that also includes coastal erosionand soil subsidence. He touted his participation in the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, which includes more than 7,400 mayors in 119 countries. And he called on leaders of cities to work together to develop a “low-carbon economy” that will minimize climate risk while creating new jobs.
Mayor Landrieu is once again pandering to a national audience with his statement. He issues a statement on a national issue and it gets picked up by the national media. It’s another attempt by Landrieu to build up his national profile.
But all of this virtue signaling comes as New Orleans is facing real problems at this moment. So far, over 300 people have been shot this year in the city. Where is the Mitch Landrieu statement, let alone action, about that?
Crime is so bad in New Orleans that it shut down part of an Interstate today. Where is the Mitch Landrieu statement on that?
Where is the Mitch Landrieu statement on jobs and economic opportunity? How about on fixing roads and the city’s decaying infrastructure? What about paying first responders?
Instead of a campaign of national self-promotion, it’s time for Mitch Landrieu to do his job.