Clinton Dings GOPers Who Say They Aren’t Scientists: ‘Go Talk To One’

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December 29, 2015 3:27 p.m.

During a town hall event on Tuesday in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton bashed Republican lawmakers who are in “denial” about climate change and refuse to enact policies to address environmental issues.

Clinton noted that when asked if human activity contributes to climate change, many Republican lawmakers respond by saying, “I’m not a scientist.”

“The answer to that is, ‘Go talk to one,'” Clinton said.

The former Secretary of State said that lawmakers need to stop letting politics get in the way of policy to address climate change, criticizing Republicans who “are under the thumb of the fossil fuel industry, and in particular the Koch brothers.”

Republican lawmakers also argue that policies aimed at curbing coal pollution will hurt the American economy. Clinton on tuesday argued that attempts to address climate change will produce economic opportunities, such as investments in wind energy.

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