GOP Leaders Cool to the Idea of Persecuting Scientists
We’ve had several posts about reports that various GOP politicians were making noises about holding circus-like “investigations” into the science of global warming. But today Greg Sargent has some possible good news on that front; apparently the party’s leadership is cool to the idea.
Separately, the GOP leadership is apparently aware what a circus hearings into the allegedly fraudulent science underlying global warming would be — and how it would play into Dem efforts to paint Republicans as hostage to extremists.
“It’s just not the best strategy,” a senior GOP aide says. “The most effective way to fight the national energy tax is to talk about the economic effect and jobs.”
So you’re certainly going to see Republicans use the machinery of government to push the case that action on the environment is devastating to the economy. And no doubt there will be bit of grandstanding at these hearings from select GOPers about global warming perhaps being a hoax. But no hearings as of yet are being planned that would focus specifically on the science underlying global warming.