Trump disbands beloved progressive government committee — liberals everywhere are triggered

Trump disbands beloved progressive government committee — liberals everywhere are triggered
MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough says that President Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be included in articles of impeachment. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Washington Post reported Sunday that President Donald Trump will move to disband a government committee that advises on climate change.

And liberals are not happy.

The skinny

The panel, aptly named, “Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment,” is a 15-member panel comprised of people from different backgrounds whose purpose was to simplify the findings of the National Climate Assessment for people in and out of the government, according to The Hill.

Ben Friedman, acting administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, informed the committee on Friday that its charter would not be renewed, according to the Washington Post.

The National Climate Assessment was intended to be updated and released every four years, but only three reports have been released since 1990. The next report was due to be released next year.

Former President Barack Obama established the committee in 2015.

The controversy

There was controversy surrounding the panel earlier this month after the New York Times reported that next year’s report had been leaked to them. However, the reported wasn’t leaked and it had been publicly available for months.

The Times seized on the opportunity to posture the Trump administration in a negative light because the report concluded that human activities were causing a rise in global temperatures. The Times’ report quoted scientists who suggested the Trump administration was trying to suppress the report. However, that was proven false.

The outrage

Liberals and progressives were quick to voice their outrage with Trump over his decision.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray told the Post that the move is “an example of the president not leading, and the president stepping away from reality.”

Others shared their disdain on social media:

Either way, it appears Trump is making good on his promise to downsize the scope of the federal government. Well, at least a little.

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