Climate Change Politics

Senator Ted Cruz Destroys Environmentalist During Hearing on Climate Change

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has faced quite a bit of opposition in recent days, as his campaign for the White House has made him more of a central figure in the daily political news cycle. A lot of different folks in and around D.C. have been chastising and criticizing the Senator for his “polarizing” ways, but honestly, I don’t care what negative things the GOP establishment, the main stream media, or the other politicians in Washington, D.C. say about Senator Ted Cruz… as long as he continues to do things like this, I will give him my full-throated support.

In a recent hearing on Climate Change, Senator Cruz went toe-to-toe with the President of the Sierra Club, Aaron Mair, over the difference between objective data and subjective opinion is. Senator Cruz masterfully led the environmentalist group leader in a discussion on climate change to first attack those of us who believe that ‘man made climate change’ may be a creation of liberal environmental activists, then to argue that in a climate change debate you MUST rely on the data, then to say ‘forget the data, just listen to scientists who are on the government payroll.’

“And I assume that the Sierra Club would issue a public retraction if confronted with the facts? That the data are precisely as I described. That over the last 18 years there has been no significant warming. And indeed that is why global alarmists invented the term ‘the pause’ to explain what they call the pause in global arming because the data demonstrate what you just said that the Earth is cooking and warming is not backed up by the data…

You know, Mr. Mair, I find it striking that for a policy organization that purports to focus exclusively on environmental issues, that you are not willing to tell this committee that you would issue a retraction if your testimony is objectively false under scientific data. That undermines the credibility of any organization.”

It was brilliant.

Cruz expertly showed how intellectually bankrupt the climate change alarmists really are, and he did it with a smile on his face.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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