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Watch Ted Cruz Bully Sierra Club President in Senate Hearing [VIDEO]


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.

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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:

JD Sullivan

JD Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Action News. He has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism/Mass Communication. JD is passionate about journalism & sustainable living.


2 thoughts on “Watch Ted Cruz Bully Sierra Club President in Senate Hearing [VIDEO]

  1. Ross

    Senator Cruz doesn’t care to get himself up to speed with the scientific consensus. He just tries to score cheap debating points, citing cherry picked data as fact.

  2. RW

    If the percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising rapidly, that is the only evidence I need that human activity is causing the global warming that is being measured by NOAA and other meteorological organizations worldwide. Nature usually doesn’t move in a straight line, so we can expect that there will fluctuations along the way. For example, the infusion of cold water from the melting Greenland icecap may be disrupting Atlantic currents that have brought warmth to northern Europe for millennia, and that could bring much colder temperatures to that area either temporarily or permanently. It’s the long-term trends that must be considered, along with the entire global picture, and it seems clear that the world as a whole is growing warmer–though not all parts of it at all times. Changes in climate, in whatever form, can wreak havoc with ecosystems and with agriculture. The faster they occur, the more havoc they can wreak. Anyone who cannot see the potential for disaster here is fooling himself.

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