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House Republican Marks Climate Change As Top Priority In Farewell Speech

 
David Dreier Lists Climate Change as National ProblemSometimes the truth really does reach the surface, no matter your political allegiance, leanings, or levels of brain-washing.

In his farewell address on Tuesday, an outgoing Republican from California, David Dreier, listed climate change as a top problem facing the US.

Thank goodness for Republicans with common sense. I knew they existed!

Dreier told the House floor that climate change “is a fact of life” and something that must be confronted. In fact, he went so far as to say that climate change should be an issue the Republican party counts alongside the economy and gun control.

“Now, Mr. Speaker, we know it’s far from perfect, but I hope that this bipartisan agreement can lay the foundation for continued work to address the tremendous challenges that we face as a Nation. Millions of Americans are out of work. The national debt as a percentage of gross domestic product is too high. Upheaval exists in nearly every region across the globe. Education and immigration reform must happen. The potential for a crippling cyberattack continues to be a threat. Climate change is a fact of life. And most recently, Mr. Speaker, our families are reeling from the tragedy of Newtown.”

While not necessarily “breaking ranks” from his party, this is a moment of refreshing frankness from a Republican, with regards to climate change. One can now hope that it spurs the consciences of his fellow party members.

The full address can be viewed below thanks to CSPAN.


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