Congress’ Leading Climate Denier, Russian Tool, Bigot – Dana Rohrabacher is Target of Hilarious Ad

May 26, 2018

Washington Post:

A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.

The Hill:

Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander is teaming up with Democratic congressional hopeful Harley Rouda in a new video depicting a mock debate between Rouda and his Republican opponent, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.).

Alexander plays the moderator in the mock face-off, introducing himself as a “star of stage, screen and a McDonald’s commercial from 1986.”

On the debate stage is Rouda and a screen displaying Rohrabacher, whom Alexander describes as “joining us via a secure server from Moscow” — a jab at the GOP congressman’s often friendly posture toward Russia.

Alexander then proceeds to pose a series of questions to the two men, with Rohrabacher’s answers coming from past news clips.

“Mr. Rohrabacher, what is your position on climate change?” Alexander asks at one point.

“Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud,” Rohrabacher says in a video clip. “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. It could be dinosaur flatulence, or who knows?”

Alexander then poses the same question to Rouda.

“The only dinosaurs around Orange County are in theme parks,” Rouda responds. “Ninety-seven percent of scientists know climate change is being driven by our overuse of fossil fuels.”

In response to another question about immigration, the video shows a clip of Rohrabacher saying that lawmakers should do everything in their power “to make sure that this flood — this invasion — into our country stops.”

“Did he just…?” a befuddled Alexander says, trailing off.

Rouda, a tech entrepreneur, is set to square off against a crowded field of Democrats in a June 5 primary for a chance to challenge Rohrabacher for his House seat in November.

Below, Rohrabacher’s famous encounter with actual scientist Richard Alley.

 

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4 Responses to “Congress’ Leading Climate Denier, Russian Tool, Bigot – Dana Rohrabacher is Target of Hilarious Ad”

  1. davidjkatz Says:

    It’s hard to line up, in order of need, the Congressmen who need to be replaced.

    1. Ryan, of course, but he’s retiring.
    2. Gotta be Rohrabacher

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    1.5° scratch…


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