CNN’s Jake Tapper busts Mike Pence for denying climate science and lying about America’s air quality.

By |2019-06-23T13:20:56-08:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

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.

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 23, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I think the thought of Mike Pence as president is one of the reasons the Democrats are taking it slow on impeachment. In fact if the Republicans were smart they would get on the impeachment ban wagon, install Pence, who might win in 2020 and 2024.

  2. Anonymous June 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    What a load of crap, why doesn’t someone ask him, if trump can take millions from the military for his wall, why can’t he take money for soap and water?
    ==============================================
    Devout Christian Mike Pence defends withholding soap from imprisoned children: It’s the Democrats’ fault

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/devout-christian-mike-pence-defends-withholding-soap-from-imprisoned-children-its-the-democrats-fault/

  3. Anonymous June 23, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Dude, Pence calls his wife “Mother”.

    I’ve got a similar name for Trump that also begins with Mother…

  4. Anon June 23, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Climate change is man not living in accord with nature. Its not the other way around. There is certainty of human extinction as long as man is blinded by a savior elsewhere who is separate.

    Jesus had got to go.

    • Anon June 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      And if youre busy bringing kids in the world and shopping because you can, then you ARE the problem – not Pence.

  5. Anonymous June 24, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Guess Mikey won’t be going on CNN again

    • $8.49 USa = June 24, 2019 at 10:34 am

      mikey 666pence > $taging him$elf for the highest power

  6. End Times 2100 June 24, 2019 at 7:43 am

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/23/agriculture-department-climate-change-1376413

    The Trump administration has stopped promoting government-funded research into how higher temperatures can damage crops and pose health risks.
    The studies range from a groundbreaking discovery that rice loses vitamins in a carbon-rich environment — a potentially serious health concern for the 600 million people world-wide whose diet consists mostly of rice — to a finding that climate change could exacerbate allergy seasons to a warning to farmers about the reduction in quality of grasses important for raising cattle.

    666pence’s wet ‘motherfucker’ dream.

  7. Lucifer's man·i·fes·to June 24, 2019 at 7:53 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/23/jake-tapper-laughs-mike-pence.html

    Jake Tapper laughed and stopped him, “That’s not true. We don’t have the cleanest air and water in the world. We don’t. You get back to me with some statistics that show it.”

  8. MOTHERFUCKER June 24, 2019 at 8:18 am

    https://www.axios.com/leaked-donald-trump-vetting-docs-hbo-6ce3cd26-1eb9-4da8-b15e-47b56020aef7.html

    Why it matters: The massive trove, and the story behind it, sheds light on the slap-dash way President Trump filled his cabinet and administration, and foreshadowed future scandals that beset his government.

    One red flag for Gen. David Petraeus, who was under consideration for Secretary of State and National Security Adviser: “Petraeus Is Opposed to Torture.”

    The team that took over — which V.P. Mike Pence helmed — outsourced the political vetting of would-be top officials to the Republican National Committee.

    The documents show what Trump’s vetting shop worried about in assessing candidates for the most important jobs in government.

    The RNC researchers identified some striking “Red Flags.”

    The first red flag for Rex Tillerson, who became Trump’s first Secretary of State, was about Russia. “Tillerson’s Russia ties go deep,” it read.
    One red flag for Fox News host Laura Ingraham, considered for White House press secretary: “Ingraham said people should wear diapers instead of sharing bathrooms with transgender people.”
    Nikki Haley, who became Trump’s U.N. ambassador, had a note that she’d said Trump is everything “we teach our kids not to do in kindergarten.”

    Two sources who were doing the vetting at the RNC told me they often didn’t know what jobs they were vetting people for.

    White House response: “President Trump has assembled an incredible team throughout the federal government who — in spite of 93% negative news coverage — has accomplished undeniable successes like tax cuts, record employment levels, a booming economy…rebuilding the military and crushing ISIS,” said principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. “President Trump has done more to improve the lives of the American people in two years — than past presidents have done in eight — and no disgruntled, establishment, D.C. swamp creature’s cowardly leaks can change that.”

    https://graphics.axios.com/2019-06-23-backgrounders/index.html#_ga=2.31842686.1324431056.1561391147-826445278.1490936224

  9. Anonymous June 24, 2019 at 8:34 am

    They should send Mikey some of that “cleanest water in the world” from Flint Mi as a gift !!!

    Although the lead really wouldn’t to any damage to his brain because he is already brain dead.

  10. $BM~JB$ June 24, 2019 at 10:29 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/thats-just-a-lie-morning-joe-and-mika-shame-mike-pence-for-ignoring-the-bible-to-help-trump-torture-migrant-children/

    “Mike should read the Gospels again and see what Jesus says about the treatment of little children,” “You can start at Luke 17:2, something about millstones being hung around people’s neck.

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