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Awkward: Watch as Florida lawmaker mocks Rick Scott official for refusing to say ‘climate change’

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A smiling Florida state senator mocked a state official after attempting to get him the say “climate change,” a term reportedly banned by Gov. Rick Scott.

Appearing before a Senate budget subcommittee, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management Bryan Koon spoke at length of the need for funds to warn residents in advance of floods, tornadoes and hurricanes in Florida, reports the Miami Herald.

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Following some back and forth between Koon and State Senator Jeff Clemens (D), Clemens asked Koon if it is true that states need to have “climate change plans” to qualify for that federal money.

Koon agreed, saying it required “language to that effect.”

“I used ‘climate change,'” Clemens replied, “but I’m suggesting that maybe as a state, we use the term ‘atmospheric reemployment.’ That might be something that the governor could get behind.”

As fellow senators and spectators laughed, Clemens and Koon continued on, with Koon once again avoiding saying “climate change”, stating the state’s mitigation plan required “language discussing that issue.”

“What issue is that?” Clemens asked.

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“The issue you mentioned earlier,” Koon replied as the senate panel broke into laughter at his obvious discomfort.

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Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), when asked by reporters about this new evidence Friday afternoon, blew it off as not a big deal.

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"Yesterday Sen. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee spent hours, tweeted out and spent hours on TV attacking Vindman, Alexander Vindman, questioned his patriotism," Navarro said. "This is a guy who has a Purple Heart because of the injuries he received in the Iraq War, he still has shrapnel in his body. His parents are Soviet Jews who fled communism. I can't explain how angry I am about that."

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"Yes, I do actually think he's concerned about corruption and the people of Ukraine," the senator replied.

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