CNN's Chris Cuomo Pushes Back On Rep. Steve King's Climate Denial
Rep. King Falsely Claims Scientists Advocating Climate Deal "Collected A Lot Of Money" And "Created A Science"
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From the December 14 edition of CNN's New Day:
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CHRIS CUOMO: Climate change. You go anywhere else in the world, it's a no-brainer for them, the COP21 that's going on in Paris. There are concerns there about security, not about the climate. Back home at here, still, a lot of push back against the administration for wanting to do more about climate change. Why won't you get on board with the science and make some changes?
REP. STEVE KING (R-IA): Well, I think I am on board with science. I think the scientists who have been pushing this have collected a lot of money from donors and government and created a science that's awfully hard to sustain. I could take you down through a lot of the reasons why I'm very skeptical of this proposal on climate change. But here's this --
CUOMO: You know it's 99 percent of the scientific community believes this, right?
KING: I know that that's probably about the ratio of the money that's been spent also on either side of that. But I think this, if this is so good -- here I've done this before. Where I've looked at something that I don't quite understand this, I'm going to dig down into it. When I get to where I understand it, I'll be able to embrace it. I tried to do that, and I could not get there.