The White House is in a “race to the bottom” on climate policy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday.
“It’s clear that Donald Trump has got to go, and we need to see that he does,” Cruz told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“We need to get to a clean energy future, and the president has got a lot of credibility to do it.
He can’t just be sitting on the sidelines, and there’s no way he can be trusted on this issue.”
Cruz went on to say that Trump’s position on climate change is not what the American people want.
“I think what the voters want to see is that the president and his team are leading, the president is taking the lead on this,” Cruz said.
“And he’s not just going to sit there and take the blame.”
“The president is the chief negotiator of our country on this, and he has to be accountable to the American public,” Cruz added.
“The American people do not want to hear that he’s going to be a passive participant in the climate crisis.
They want to know, when will he make a move?
When will he go after the Chinese?
When is he going to take the lead?”
Cruz went further to say he would be “furious” if the administration didn’t do more to protect the environment.
“If we don’t take action on climate, if we don�t take climate action, we are going to lose our credibility as a country,” Cruz stated.
“He�s going to go down as the president who has the lowest opinion of the American citizens.”
This story has been updated.