Dem Sen: GOP ignoring ‘moral responsibility’ on climate change

Dem Sen: GOP ignoring 'moral responsibility' on climate change
© Greg Nash

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is accusing Republicans of abdicating their “moral and political responsibility” to address climate change.

“Every Senate R except for one voted for [Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott] Pruitt,” Schatz wrote on Twitter Saturday. “The Republican Party is refusing moral and political responsibility for the planet itself.”

Schatz’s comments came after Pruitt told CNN in an interview on Thursday that it would be “insensitive” to talk about climate change as a potential catalyst for the recent bout of deadly hurricanes that has emerged in recent weeks.

He said that the current conversation should instead be…

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