Megyn Kelly pressed Donald Trump spokesman Jason Miller on Tuesday over the president-elect’s choice of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, asking the transition team’s communications director if it’s “a hard question” to answer whether Pruitt believes in climate change.
Noting that many critics fear a Pruitt-led EPA because of his vocal questioning of the scientific consensus that human activity contributes to global climate change, Kelly straight-up asked Miller if Trump’s EPA “[believes] in climate change?”
Miller danced around the question, insisting Pruitt will “bring a sound balance to the EPA.”
“I think he’s going to bring a little more of an even playing field to it where we’re going to make sure the … economy can move ahead,” Miller told Kelly, insisting the administration is also “going to make sure we have clean air and clean water.”
Kelly pressed: “Does he believe in climate change?”
“I think we want to see sound science,” Miller replied. “We want to take a look at what’s really going on.”
“I know but you’re not really answering,” Kelly retorted. “Is that a hard question?”
Miller insisted he gave a “straightforward answer in the fact that we want to see sound science in this,” later adding “we’ve seen a lot of the science absolutely stop running amok.”
“I think the left really wants—“ Miller began before Kelly cut him off.
“Do you think there’s a debate about climate change versus what causes it?” Kelly asked.
Miller said “obviously the world is changing” before falling back on his talking point about needing to focus on the U.S. economy.
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