Courtesy of Mediaite:
Facts were not Pence’s friends on Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper. Seconds after being fact-checked live on the air, Pence was faced with another barrage of stubborn data points.
Tapper brought up the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era climate policies, and asked “Do you believe think human-induced climate emergency is a threat to the United States?”
Pence was evasive, replying “What I will tell you is that we will always follow the science on that in this administration.”
“The science says it is,” Tapper noted, the first of several times he would make that point.
As Pence continued to rail against former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Tapper tried to redirect him.
“But is it a threat?” Tapper interrupted, to an undaunted Pence.
“You know, the truth of the matter is, with the advent of natural gas, with the natural gas explosion that is developing, with clean coal technology, we’re seeing — we’re seeing a significant reduction in carbon emissions all across this country,” Pence said.
“But is what people are calling a climate emergency, is it a threat? Do you think it is a threat, man-made climate emergency is a threat?” Tapper asked again.
“I think the answer to that is going to be based upon the science,” Pence said.
“Well, the science says yes,” Tapper reiterated, and pointed out that the Trump administration’s own agencies agree that it is a threat.
“But you won’t, for some reason,” Tapper said.
Pence knows full well what the science says, but he will only repeat the lies his fossil fuel masters direct him to tell.
As bad as Donald Trump is, Mike Pence is equally as bad.
He may be less prone to outrageous statements and false bravado, but he is just as anti-science and fact denying as his boss.