Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Wednesday urged Pope Francis to consider “opposing viewpoints” from people who denied global warming instead of listening to President Barack Obama and the mainstream media.
During an interview with C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, host Greta Brawner asked the Tea Party-backed Republican to weigh in on the pope’s warning that God would judge those who did not act on climate change.
“The trouble is that he has been persuaded that climate change is something that is dramatically affecting the planet right now, he’s bought in to all this,” Gohmert explained. “We have had popes that made enormous mistakes that were influenced by the world around them.”
“But if he’ll just really objectively look at the data and see that the world is really not warming,” he continued. “Climate change, I don’t see it so much as a problem. Where I live in east Texas, we have climate change, I totally believe that, I know that to be a fact. In fact, we have it four times a year.”
When Brawner pressed Gohmert about who had persuaded the pope, the congressman pointed to the president and the media.
“By the massive onslaught of media trying to convince the world that climate change is our leading problem, the president said it repeatedly,” Gohmert argued. “It’s wonderful it the pope listens to the words of the U.S. president, that’s a good thing.”
He added: “But you know, so many places do not even allow an opposing viewpoint… Since when does science not allow opposing viewpoints? Well, they didn’t allow Galileo to make an opposing viewpoint, there were a lot of accurate opposing viewpoints that were not allowed at the time that were later allowed to come in.”
“And people wondered, ‘How in the world did that whole group of educated people come to the wrong conclusion?'”
Watch the video below from C-SPAN, broadcast July 8, 2015.
White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’
A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.
The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.
The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.
"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."
"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.
After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."
WATCH: Pro-Trump marchers violently rip down Black Lives Matter signs owned by local business
A group of President Donald Trump's supporters were caught on video destroying property owned by Washington, D.C. businesses which have expressed support for Black Lives Matter.
The destruction was said to have occurred on Saturday as Trump's supporters gathered in D.C. to protest the outcome of the 2020 election.
Video was shared by photographer Mac William Bishop on Sunday.
A group of protesters carrying Trump flags and American flags can be heard cheering as men rip down a Black Lives Matter sign that had been installed by a local business. Protesters can then be seen stomping on the sign as others join in with shouts of approval.
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A Canadian man blasted President Donald Trump's supporters who have threatened to move to his country after a stinging defeat by President-elect Joe Biden.
In a TikTok video, the man pointed out that a number of conservative U.S. citizens have vowed to move to Canada because they are disgusted by Trump's apparent loss in the 2020 election.
"I've seen more than a few posts by people who are not happy about the results of the election and want to move to Canada," the man explained. "Trump supporters moving to Canada, no! Get that out of your head. We don't want you here. We don't want your COVID here. We don't want your ideals here. We don't want anyone like that here."