GOP Platform Committee Mocks Dems For Including Climate Change In Platform

AP

CLEVELAND — Audible groans could be heard among Republican convention delegates on the GOP platform committee when it’s chair, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), said that Democrats were planning to include climate change in their party platform.

“There’s sections about that they call ‘climate justice’ — climate justice!” Barrasso said, getting laughter from the other platform committee members.

“Hillary Clinton goes and says she’s going to put coal miners out of work,” Barrasso said. “It’s not just the miners, it is the construction workers, it’s the engineers, it goes on and on and on — making it much harder to get the country growing and going again.”

Barrasso also mocked the Democrats for using the term income inequality in their platform

“It’s a fixation that they seem to have and they use the phrases, ‘economic redistribution,’ ‘income inequality’ as opposed to economic growth,” Barrasso said.

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