Colbert Shames GOP Climate Denier Who May Head Up Environmental Committee (VIDEO)

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November 7, 2014 7:43 a.m.

Stephen Colbert continued to gloat over the Republican midterm victory on Thursday as he looked forward to Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), a climate change denier, possibly leading the Senate Environmental Committee.

“Finally the Environmental Committee can focus on the important issues, like, who’s stealing all our polar bears?” the host of “The Colbert Report” said.

He recommended Inhofe’s book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.”

“It’s like ‘Harry Potter’ for people who thought ‘Harry Potter’ had too much science in it!” he said with a smile.

Colbert then reviewed all of Inhofe’s fellow GOPers who spout the same “I am not a scientist” line on climate change: Sen. Mitch McConell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

“Yes, everyone who denies man-made climate change has the same stirring message: We don’t know what the fuck we’re talking about!” he said.

“Remember kids, if you get un-hooked on science early, maybe someday you could completely lack any understanding of science and then grow up to be the chairman of the Senate Environmental Committee!” he added.

Watch below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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