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.”