U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal would be a ‘disaster,’ Sen. Franken says

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for reports that suggested he would pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

“This is a disaster,” Franken said in an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan. “For us not to be in this, I think, is a shame. [It’s] an embarrassment.”

Franken’s comments came as news emerged Wednesday that Mr. Trump was close to a final decision on whether to withdraw the U.S. from the accord, which set...

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