Washington, D.C. – Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz (R-TX) debated Sierra Club President Aaron Mair on climate change, Wednesday in a Senate hearing.
Even though the purpose of the hearing was not to debate whether climate change is real, Cruz insisted to engage in a debate citing satellite data for his evidence. Mair insisted that the satellite data has been refuted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and that the Sierra Club bases its position on the findings of the Union of Concerned Scientists that climate change is real.
Cruz repeatedly tried unsuccesfully to trip Mair up on semantics during the testimony.
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) reminded the Senator that purpose of this particular hearing was supposed to be about federal regulations and their impact on minority communities, not on whether climate change exists as Cruz insisted in his line of questions.
Here is the video of the exchange between Cruz and Mair: