California Governor Jerry Brown, also known as Governor Moonbeam, appeared on Meet the Press yesterday to share his thoughts on climate change and on the fact that Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz will formally throw his hat in the presidential ring today at Liberty University.
“That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data. It’s shocking and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office,” Brown said after host Chuck Todd had played him a clip of a Cruz interview.
Todd played a clip of Cruz from Late Night with Seth Meyers where Cruz told Meyers:
“I just came back from New Hampshire where there’s snow and ice everywhere. And my view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up.”
To which Brown responded: “I say what he said is absolutely false.”
Brown went on to blame California’s water problems on
global warming climate change.
“Look, they say the scientists know more about it,” Brown said. “I will tell you this, our research results that now say there’s a connection to the current drought and extreme weather in the East, other parts of the world, the UN has already said there’s going to be 40 percent of the world will suffer from water shortage.”