WATCH: Schumer calls on Biden to declare “Climate Emergency” to circumvent legislation

Appearing with Rachel Maddow, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Biden to declare “Climate Emergency.”

“I think it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency,” Schumer told Maddow.

“Then he can do many, many things under the emergency powers of the president that wouldn’t have to go through, that he could do without legislation,” he continued. “Now, Trump used this emergency for a stupid wall, which wasn’t an emergency. But if there ever was an emergency, climate is one. So I would suggest that they explore looking at climate as an emergency, which would give them more flexibility. After all, it’s a crisis.”