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Former GOP Rep.: Republicans should stop climate change ‘denial’

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A former Republican congressman from South Carolina is calling on conservatives to take measures to combat climate change instead of “retreating in denial.”

George Mason University announced on Tuesday that former Rep. Bob Inglis would be leading a nationwide public engagement campaign on behalf of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative’s (E&EI) effort to find conservative solutions to climate change.

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“Conservatives have the answer to our energy and climate challenge,” Inglis said in a statement. “It’s about correcting market distortions and setting the economics right. We need to stop retreating in denial and start stepping forward in the competition of ideas.”

In a video posted to the E&EI website, Inglis and Art Laffer, President Ronald Reagan’s former economics adviser, explained why taxing carbon emissions was the right answer for curbing greenhouse gasses and improving the economy.

“Either way, whether you’re an agnostic or you think climate change is for real, the solution may just be the same,” Inglis said. “And that’s changing what you tax.”

“If you’re going to handle global warming, you can do it in a way that actually does not hurt the economy,” Laffer agreed. “I would bet that a carbon tax would really be less damaging dollar-for-dollar to the economy than the progressive income tax.”

“You got to tax something to fund the government,” Inglis pointed out. “Why not make it pollution rather than income?”

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In a 2010 landslide, Inglis was ousted from Congress by tea party favorite Trey Gowdy, who completely denies that the Earth is warming.

“I don’t believe in global warming or cap-and-trade,” Gowdy told the Spartanburg Tea Party in 2010. “That’s not me.”

Watch this video from the Energy and Enterprise Initiative.

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(h/t: The Hill)

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‘Christians have to resist being used’: New Republicans Against Trump ad takes aim at his evangelical base

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In a new ad from Republicans Against Trump, a group of Christian voters explains why they can't support President Donald Trump because his morals and ethics simply don't follow the values taught by Jesus Christ.

"I grew up in the church. I attended a private Christian high school," says Tommy, a Republican voter. "You look at the way someone lives their life and you believe them."

The ad then recalls the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape where President Donald Trump brags about being able to sexually assault women, because "when you're a star they let you do it."

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The View ends in shouting match after Meghan McCain comes out in support of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

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The women of "The View" broke out into an intense debate as they discussed Fox News' Tucker Carlson and his aide that was recently outed for a series of racist online stories.

Conservative co-host Meghan McCain said that she abhors "cancel culture" and argued that at one time or another everyone on "The View" has been the victim of a "cancel culture" attack.

"When we're thinking about cancel culture it makes me sad there seems to be -- we're in a moment in time where there's not a place for people to come together and have civil debates," said McCain. "I worry about that time when we're all going to be siloed in our corners. I like debating with you guys."

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WATCH: Hispanic man harassed by white couple for bringing his ‘ghetto’ fruit stand to their community

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A white couple from the community of Canyon Country, California were caught on camera this week harassing a Hispanic man for trying to sell fruit in their area.

Local news station KHTS reports that the couple, who have been identified as Bergie’s Bar And Grill owners Renee McAlonis and Mike Foster, can be seen on the video making disparaging remarks about the Hispanic man and demanding he leave.

"Get it the f*ck out of here," Foster says to the man. "It looks like sh*t!"

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