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Trump-loving lawmaker freaks out after being mocked for scientifically illiterate climate change claim

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Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), the Trump-loving lawmaker who was attacked by his own family in campaign ads last fall, made an utterly baffling statement about climate change on Thursday — and then angrily attacked an environmental activist who made fun of him for it.

Axios reported on Thursday that Gosar tried to downplay the science of climate change by making an utterly nonsensical point about photosynthesis.

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When asked by a young person what he was doing to help fix climate change, Gosar said that “unfortunately you haven’t been taught about photosynthesis,” which “is where plants take carbon dioxide to produce oxygen.”

“That’s a problem in today’s world,” Gosar added. “We haven’t taught kids exactly what’s going on in America and in science.”

The problem isn’t plants absorbing CO2, however, but human activity creating an imbalance of CO2 in the atmosphere by pumping out more carbon than plants and oceans can absorb.

Climate activist Brad Johnson proceeded to ridicule Gosar on Twitter by joking that he “can’t wait” for him to “explain how refined sugar can’t cause cavities because [of the] Krebs cycle.”

And angry Gosar shot back and said he never denied that the climate was changing, but was only questioning whether CO2 was responsible.

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“At no point did I say the climate wasn’t changing,” Gosar replied. “Pure lie. And for you or anyone to assert photosynthesis is not a part of the CO2 cycle reflects true ignorance.”

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In a followup tweet, Gosar attacked “climate hoax believers” for “belittling photosynthesis.”

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WATCH: Republicans throw tantrum and call Chairman Nadler a ‘dictator’ for announcing Friday vote on impeachment

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Republicans freaked out on Thursday after Chairman Jerry Nadler announced that the House Judiciary Committee will be holding a Friday vote on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

After 11 p.m. on Thursday, Nadler announced that the committee would resume its work and vote on impeachment on Friday.

The Chairman announced he would divide the issue and allow separate votes on each article of impeachment at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) freaked out over the vote being called, even though Democrats had repeatedly said through the two-day hearing that there would be a vote before members left for the weekend.

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Mitch McConnell says he’s in ‘total coordination with the White House’ on Trump’s impeachment

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said clearly on Thursday what many have assumed: When articles of impeachment come over from the House of Representatives, as is expected, to his chamber, he will be acting virtually as President Donald Trump’s defense attorney.

“Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House counsel,” he said on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. “There will be no difference between the President’s position and our position as to how to handle this.”

He noted that, unlike the many other issues that come to his chamber, he’s unable to block impeachment. If it comes, he has to hold a trial, he admitted somewhat ruefully.

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UK’s Boris Johnson looks set for big win in ‘Brexit election’

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday's snap election, an exit poll showed, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU next month after years of political deadlock.

The Conservatives were forecast to win a thumping 368 out of 650 seats in parliament -- which if confirmed would be the party's biggest majority in three decades -- according to the survey published as polls closed.

The pound jumped by about two percent against the dollar on the projected results of what all sides had painted as the most momentous election in Britain in a generation.

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