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August 30, 2015

Reid Says Koch Brothers Are ‘One of the Main Causes’ of Climate Change (Video)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Reid laid into the Koch brothers again on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Amid the stalling energy efficiency and Keystone XL pipeline debate in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has once again resorted to blaming the Koch brothers for their “radical agenda,” on Wednesday calling the two principal owners of Koch Industries “one of the main causes” of climate change.

“The multi-zillionaire Koch brothers … they are one of the main causes of [climate change], not a cause, one of the main causes,” the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor. “Charles and David Koch are waging a war against anything that protects the environment. Now I know that sounds absurd, but it’s true.”

On Tuesday, The White House released a report detailing the effects of climate change, which was met with a bipartisan blast of hot air in Congress.

Despite trading talking points with Reid on Tuesday, Senate Republican amendments were blocked on Wednesday when Reid “filled the tree” on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill.

Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez contributed to this report.

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  1. Michael Beard

    May 8, 2014
    6:44 p.m.

    This guy needs a psychiatric examination. He is a big cause of the partisan divide in Washington.

    • Goon's ND Redneck

      May 10, 2014
      9:20 p.m.

      I think he’s losing his mind.

  2. bowman

    May 10, 2014
    10:29 a.m.

    The planet has gone through ice ages, virtually global heat ages, mini-ice ages, and mini-warming trends.

    So the main cause of it has been the Koch brothers.

    First thing we must do is to confiscate their time machine before they cause more mischief.

  3. PPMStudios

    May 11, 2014
    11:03 a.m.

    Harry believes everything he says….

  4. Hans Ohff

    May 11, 2014
    8:33 p.m.

    At this link we find that 2014 was one of the coldest years on record in the northeast US: http://tinyurl.com/kpg3o82

  5. Raj Err

    May 12, 2014
    12:17 p.m.

    It’s also important to keep in mind that the story of man-made global-warming is a story of science fiction conjured up to advance the superstitions of a primitive, collectivist, counter-Western political ideology.

  6. Fit Forpost

    May 13, 2014
    9:25 a.m.

    Reid personally saw the Koch brothers push the glaciers back. Now I know that sounds absurd, but it’s true.

  7. Nicholas Georgianis

    May 14, 2014
    2:22 p.m.

    Put the Koch Brothers on a Saturn 5 and ship them
    to a galaxy far far away. Either that or make them
    work at McDonald’s for $7.25 an hour and room
    with immigrants they exploit and despise.
    The Koch Brother’s are the epitome of the lowest of
    the low.

  8. Adaj Parr

    May 26, 2014
    12:29 p.m.

    I agree with 80% of what Harry Reid said.

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