GOP senator 'disappointed' Trump withdrawing from climate deal
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Republican Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMurkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday White House says Kavanaugh ready to testify over 'false allegation' MORE (Maine) criticized President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday, saying she was "disappointed" by the move.

"Climate change requires a global approach. I'm disappointed in the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” she tweeted.

Collins sent a letter earlier this month urging the Trump administration to stay in the agreement. She is one of at least three GOP senators who have supported staying in the accord, along with Sens. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerMurkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday Kavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow MORE (Tenn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCriticizing Trump’s ‘unsung success’ in Puerto Rico is valid — empty rhetoric is not Biden: Delay Kavanaugh vote to give accuser a fair, respectful hearing Ken Starr says 'I trust Brett Kavanaugh' over allegations that are 'so wildly out of character' MORE (S.C.).

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Trump announced Thursday that his administration would withdraw from the Paris climate deal during a speech in the White House Rose Garden, saying the Obama-era deal was “very unfair at the highest level to the United States.”

Many Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMurkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify McConnell rips Democrats for handling of Kavanaugh nomination Kavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow MORE (Ky.), praised Trump's decision, with McConnell likening it to Trump delivering "yet another significant blow to the Obama administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs."

Obama slammed the decision in a statement, saying Trump would "reject the future" by pulling out of the pact negotiated under his administration with nearly 200 countries in 2015.

"The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created," Obama said. "I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack."

Obama and former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryPompeo doubles down on criticism of Kerry: The Iran deal failed, 'let it go' John Kerry: Trump has ‘the insecurity of a teenage girl’ Kerry: Trump should be worried about Manafort talking to Mueller, not me talking to Iranians MORE called for cities and states to take the lead on combatting climate change in the wake of the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.