With Nancy Pelosi setting up a select committee on the “climate crisis,” Democrats are making it very clear what they want to focus on going forward.
Pelosi: Our Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will spearhead our effort to engage the American people on the urgency of the climate crisis on public health, on reducing air pollution, on the economy for America to be preeminent in green technologies…
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 30, 2018
Because this is clearly the issue that Americans really care about.
Axios reports that Nancy Pelosi says that the climate panel she's setting up will be called the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. WHAT ABOUT CREATING A SELECT COMMITTEE ON TNE BORDER CRISIS?
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) December 29, 2018
It is also clear that the Democrats’ allies in the media are falling in line.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 30, 2018
The energy industry must engage with climate change https://t.co/HaRttTrYHk
— FT Energy (@ftenergy) December 30, 2018
Then there’s NBC’s weekly Sunday talk show called “Meet the Press,” although today it should be called meet the climate because the ENTIRE HOUR was devoted to the “climate crisis.”
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 30, 2018
Kudos to @MeetThePress for devoting significant time to climate change. It’s more important than the government shutdown, the president’s latest tweet, and even, yes, the Mueller investigation. https://t.co/qvJnJjzan6
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) December 30, 2018
“We're not going to debate climate change, the existence of it… Human activity is a major cause, period. We're not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not.” —@chucktodd in an hourlong @meetthepress on climate change.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 30, 2018
It even earned Chuck Todd a pat on the back from CNN’s Brian Stelter.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 30, 2018
According to NBC’s own reporting, the climate didn’t even register on the exit polls from the 2018 midterm election.
The most important issue facing the country (via NBC):
The economy (21%)
The critical political question on climate change is where it stands on Democratic priorities. If it's not an absolute top priority, nothing relevant will happen. How will we know it's a top priority? The party will start rejecting fossil fuel money. https://t.co/zRsL9pdLYg
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) December 30, 2018
The special counsel investigation isn’t going as they had hoped.
Holding up funding for a border wall is turning more into a fiasco for them by the day.
So it is apparently time for Democrats to use climate change to ram home the leftist policies that most of America would never support.