“Remarkably Lifelike” Callista Gingrich Tells Senate Committee That Trump Is Devoted To The Environment

The Associated Press reports:

Callista Gingrich, Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to the Vatican, told skeptical Democrats on Tuesday that the president wants the United States to be an environmental leader even after pulling the country out of the landmark accord aimed at combating global warming.

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Gingrich said Trump is committed to sustaining “our clean air and our clean water.” She said “we aren’t backing off of that” despite Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

“We’re all called to be stewards of the land,” said Gingrich, the wife of Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker and a close ally of Trump’s. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., told Callista Gingrich that he must have missed the statements from Trump that gave her such faith. “I wish it were so,” he said. “I’m not persuaded.”

I lifted a bit of my headline from Crooks & Liars.