Earlier this week, Senate Democrats took to the Senate floor to call out Charles and David Koch and the groups the brothers fund over their coordinated campaign against the scientific consensus of climate change.
Unsurprisingly, the Koch network did not respond well to the scrutiny. Here are the four categories of deflections they decided to go with:
1) Despite what 97% of scientists say, the science of climate change is unsettled.
“Guys, there is no consensus on #climatechange science. Not sure how else to break it to you.” [Heritage on the Hill – Twitter, 7/12/16]
2) Actually, we have a right to be anti-science climate change-deniers, so…
“Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Senate Democrats have launched a series of false, ad-hominem attacks against private citizens.” [Freedom Partners, 7/12/16]
3) Come on! It must be tyrannical, or something, for these Senators to call us out like this, right?
“In a country where you should be the patriots leading us into […]