It appears that the post may have been a display of climate alarmism, as her question came after the Supreme Court released a ruling pertaining to the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate power plant emissions.
In response to the dramatic question from Parks, Nicholas Fondacaro of NewsBusters wrote, “You’re a clown if you think 1 bureaucratic agency was standing between us and the apocalypse.”
“Who is going to save journalism,” tweeted Abigail Marone, press secretary for GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri.
— MaryAlice Parks (@MaryAlice Parks)
The ruling was 6-3, with the court’s liberal contingent dissenting.
“Climate change’s causes and dangers are no longer subject to serious doubt,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the dissent, in which she was joined by Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer. “If the current rate of emissions continues, children born this year could live to see parts of the Eastern seaboard swallowed by the ocean,” Kagan wrote.
Breyer retired effective at noon on Thursday.
Liberals decried the high court.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA is another devastating decision that aims to take our country backwards,” President Joe Biden said in a statement. “While this decision risks damaging our nation’s ability to keep our air clean and combat climate change, I will not relent in using my lawful authorities to protect public health and tackle the climate crisis.”
“Our planet is on fire, and this extremist Supreme Court has destroyed the federal government’s ability to fight back. This radical Supreme Court is increasingly facing a legitimacy crisis, and we can’t let them have the last word,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared on Twitter.
“Run out of words to describe this court, but, among other things, it’s now a threat to the planet,” left-wing MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted.
— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes)