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Lindsey Graham: Believing Climate Science Doesn't Make Me A Democrat

It's sad that the only way some GOP candidates can stand out is to tell the truth.

Logic gets you nowhere in the Republican party. Lindsey Graham, of all people, should know that:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is one of the only Republican presidential candidates who publicly accepts mainstream climate science. At Wednesday night’s CNBC undercard debate, he was forced to explain why.

“You’ve said you believe climate change is real,” CNBC debate moderator Carl Quintanilla asked before listing a few more positions Graham holds. “Are you in the wrong party’s debate?”
Graham responded by suggesting that accepting mainstream science does not make him a Democrat.

“No, I think I’m trying to solve problems that somebody’s gotta solve,” Graham retorted.
Graham then soberly described his experiences personally speaking to climate scientists, and said he wanted to figure out a Republican solution to the problem.

“You don’t have to believe that climate change is real. [But] I have been to the Antarctic, I have been to Alaska,” he said. “I’m not a scientist, and I’ve got the grades to prove it. But I’ve talked to the climatologists of the world, and 90 percent of them are telling me that the greenhouse gas effect is real. That we’re heating up the planet. I just want a solution that would be good for the economy that doesn’t destroy it.”


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