Just remember: We can’t let our guard down

Just look at Sheldon Whitehouse’s face as he interviews Trump’s nominee for top environment advisor. He laughs to keep from crying! Kathleen Hartnett White is not a scientist; she’s really more of a cheerleader:

“I’m not a scientist, but in my personal capacity, I have many questions that remain unanswered by current climate policy,” Hartnett White, Trump’s nominee to lead the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality, told senators Wednesday at her confirmation hearing. “I think we indeed need to have more precise explanations of the human role and the natural role.”

She did acknowledge that there was probably some human contribution, “the extent to which I think is very uncertain.” That contradicts leading scientific assessments on the matter, which have pinned climate change largely on human greenhouse gas emissions.

Yes, we had a lot of electoral wins Tuesday night. But we don’t have control. Trump is filling government with sycophants and lobbyists — keep your eyes on that ever-present danger.

2 Responses to Just remember: We can’t let our guard down

  1. Imhotep November 9, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    It’s bad enough that Trump nominated this corrupt person, but it’s even worse that most Republicans agree with her and they will vote “Yes” to confirm her.

    Woe be unto any Democrat who votes to confirm her.

    Note to the Democratic Senator from West Virginia Joe Manchin:

    Senator Susan Collins is a Republican.

    Republicans are the enemy.

  2. dandy November 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    With the overwhelming rejection of trumpism, any and all of the Orange Anus’ nominees must now face additional scrutiny. The R’s on all the committee had better be very, very careful from here to ’18….

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